[kde-linux] KDE make file system busy

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at gmx.at
Sun Apr 4 09:18:26 UTC 2010

On Sunday, 2010-04-04, lars.koraeus at gmail.com wrote:
> I am running openSUSE 11.2.
> KDE makes a lot of KDE apps and also other as yast, openoffice etc lock a
>  file system so I not can unmount it.
> All our computers have a link from their ~/Documents, ~/Downloads etc to
> common document, download, etc  ... partitions. This is because we are
>  working with several distros/versions and always want our
>  documents/downloads at hand.
> However for some reasons I do not understand, KDE makes apps locking the
> Documents mount points so this partition not can be unmounted. This is a
>  KDE behaviour and I have not the same problem with other window managers.
> Each user directory has a link like
> Documents -> /local/Documents/$USER
> /local/Documents is a mount point for a local/remote partition.
> lsof shows that when running KDE the  /local/Documents/ is kept open and
>  makes the file system busy. Does this also imply that there MUST be a
>  directory called Documents if you are to run KDE? The other linked file
>  systems are not affected. I have not had time to test this yet. Because it
>  does not lock /usr/Documents/user which would be more understandable.

Maybe you can find out which process is accessing the directory, e.g. by using 


Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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