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Once that exists and most mount helpers are using it, changing the locking scheme becomes a bit more feasible. If you need to reset your password, click here. It contains the information about mounted File Systemsso longRalf 0 Kudos Reply The opinions expressed above are the personal opinions of the authors, not of Hewlett Packard Enterprise. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. http://ecoflashapps.com/cannot-lock/cannot-lock-lock-file-etc-mtab-timed-out.html

Stoplights only work if everyone is looking at the same ones. Very often, some of them will unmount but umount fails to remove the entry from /etc/mtab. Copy sent to LaMont Jones . The next time automount tries to mount the stale entry, it fails to mount stating that it is already mounted.

Benham, 1997,2003 nCipher Corporation Ltd, 1994-97 Ian Jackson. for me the problem was basically a conflict with autofs. Results 1 to 7 of 7 Thread: Failure to mount drives "Cannot obtain lock on /media/.hal-mtab Thread Tools Show Printable Version Subscribe to this Thread… Display Linear Mode Switch to Hybrid I popped them in and they worked just fine.

I'm working on a set of patches to change that however, but they're not quite ready and they don't fix this issue. Boots Adv Reply March 3rd, 2010 #7 *Boots* View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Spilled the Beans Join Date Feb 2010 Beans 13 DistroUbuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala Re: Failure Message #5 received at [email protected] (full text, mbox, reply): From: "Richard Wohlstadter" To: [email protected] Subject: umount fails to remove entry in /etc/mtab when unmounting Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2007 11:10:14 google .hal-mtab for more info on its functions.

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie Failure to mount drives. "Cannot obtain lock on /media/.hal-mtab" User Name Remember Me? Comment 4 Jeff Layton 2010-02-25 12:28:48 UTC Yes, I think we probably need to mask signals as well so that races with ^c aren't possible. Upon opening them I got this error message: "Unable to mount the volume" "Cannot obtain lock on /media/.hal-mtab" I've also tried mounting them as root by typing "sudo mount /disk". http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forums/showthread.php?t=16391 Full text and rfc822 format available.

The samba team does not recommend that mount.cifs be installed setuid root, and in upcoming releases the ability to run it setuid root will be disabled at compile time. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. Thanks. Bug archived.

Setup: Acer Aspire One Ubuntu 8.10 I hope I've provided you with enough information and thank you in advance for the much needed help tolle66 View Public Profile View LQ My usb system is shot. Comment 2 Jeff Layton 2011-02-01 07:45:12 EST After talking with Karel yesterday, I proposed this patch on the linux-cifs mailing list: http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel.cifs/2441 ...assuming that no-one complains it should go in in Leave a comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.

Password Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux. http://ecoflashapps.com/cannot-lock/cannot-lock-etc-mnttab.html Linux boot, Linux, LVM, mtab February 1, 2009 by phocean. It's been quite good to my even though I have t be considered a linux newbie. Normally it works.

Yeah #man touch To be successful here you should read all of the following. As a result, some of the partitions were not mounted and the system was pretty much broken. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. http://ecoflashapps.com/cannot-lock/cannot-lock-lock-file-etc-mtab.html Having a problem logging in?

No need to panic ! A couple of weeks ago I bought two sd-cards to expand storage capacity. That'll block unprivileged users from sending signals to the program. > root will still be able to send a signal to kill it though and users will still > be able

A couple of weeks ago I bought two sd-cards to expand storage capacity.

There are vague plans to eventually build a "libmount" that mount helpers could use to do things like mtab addition and removal, option parsing, etc... All of these mounting utilities create "/etc/mtab~" as a lockfile before updating /etc/mtab, deleting the lockfile after finishing. If not, please post your full mount command.so longRalf 0 Kudos Reply Ralf Reinartz Frequent Advisor Options Mark as New Bookmark Subscribe Subscribe to RSS Feed Highlight Print Email to a It's been quite good to my even though I have t be considered a linux newbie.

registered linux user #438335 Adv Reply February 8th, 2010 #5 jack5964 View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message First Cup of Ubuntu Join Date Feb 2010 Beans 1 Re: Failure Thanks for this. The thing is, I'd like to know what is happening when I do this 'touch /media/.hal-mtab'. this contact form Comment 3 Jeff Layton 2011-02-01 13:02:52 EST Patch committed in cifs-utils-4.8.1-2.

I found http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ht=obtain+lock this post and thought it might be related. Comment 2 Jeff Layton 2010-02-25 11:31:06 UTC What I think we need to do is to call "setreuid(0,0)" before doing the mtab locking. We have to follow the convention that /bin/mount uses or the locking is worthless. The help and man commands.

If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place! Please consider upping these values in the main package if you don't see any harm in doing so. I found http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...a.mtab-694621/ this post and thought it might be related. Do you want to help us debug the posting issues ? < is the place to report it, thanks !

This makes sense. Full text and rfc822 format available. You're correct that SIGKILL cannot be masked, and also that setreuid(0,0) will prevent the user from sending a SIGKILL to the process. Should show up in rawhide in the next day or so.

Rich Wohlstadter Sys. Setup: Acer Aspire One Ubuntu 8.10 I hope I've provided you with enough information and thank you in advance for the much needed help Adv Reply May 5th, 2009 #2 Notices Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.

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