Bug 7002 - cumbersome to unmount local media when in ThinLinc
Summary: cumbersome to unmount local media when in ThinLinc
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: ThinLinc
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Local drive redirection (show other bugs)
Version: 1.3.1
Hardware: PC Unknown
: P2 Normal
Target Milestone: MediumPrio
Assignee: Peter Åstrand
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-07-04 10:55 CEST by Pierre Ossman
Modified: 2017-08-14 13:51 CEST (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Pierre Ossman cendio 2017-07-04 10:55:08 CEST
When using local drives it is fairly common that the folder exported is that of some local media (e.g. USB stick). However removing that media often requires unmounting it to make sure everything is flushed, and the file system is left in a clean state. This is currently very cumbersome in ThinLinc (at least in full screen) as you have to switch from the client to the local system to unmount the drive.

We've largely relied on the OS mounting the media in some form of "sync" mode, where it can always be safely removed. This isn't always true though, and doesn't solve the issue of waiting for all data to be written though as it lacks feedback to the user.
Comment 1 Pierre Ossman cendio 2017-07-04 10:55:46 CEST
We've gotten reports that Igel stopped doing "sync" mounts so that this is now a big issue on those terminals.
Comment 3 Pierre Ossman cendio 2017-08-14 13:46:52 CEST
We also had a report that Igel had mentioned in their release notes the rationale for removing the "sync" option.

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