I don't know if it's a bug - you've asked the OS to do something that is
prohibited by the hardware, and (in the Unix tradition) it tries as hard
as it can.
What might be improved is an error message from mount(8) at the time of
the problem - not everyone looks at their console....
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rob Lahaye" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Subject: Re: mount & umount read-only floppy: unmount failed:
Input/output error ??
> Rob wrote:
> > I think I've figured it out - here's a script(1) of trying to mount
> > [...]
> > I'm guessing that you're doing this in a non-console shell, and the
> > errors are appearing elsewhere - maybe /var/log/messages?
> Yep, my console is indeed filled up with the corresponding error
> Have you tried to umount that floppy? Well, you can't. Unless you
> change the floppy to read/write and allow the OS to apply the changes
> the floppy :(. But what if you can't or don't want that...then it is
> error-mounted for ever....
> I would qualify this as a clear bug.
> What do you say? Worth a bug report?
> Simply mount and the umount a read/only floppy. You're stuck!
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