[kde-linux] KDE make file system busy

lars.koraeus at gmail.com lars.koraeus at gmail.com
Sun Apr 4 13:30:22 UTC 2010

I have now tried to look closer into my problem.

It seams that KDE use the Documents as the default current working directory 
for all apps.
That's explains why every application open this.

I have now changed the Documents path to the home directory.

When are those paths used and by whom? IE open office do not use it.

I would suggest that KDE define its working directory separately and not just 
use the Documents for this or use the home directory as default.

On Sunday 04 April 2010 17:18:26 Kevin Krammer wrote:
> 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 fuser
> Cheers,
> Kevin

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