[Bug 20424] New: Unmounting a volume removes its device in /dev

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           Summary: Unmounting a volume removes its device in /dev
           Product: Ubuntu
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: i386
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: gnome-volume-manager
        AssignedTo: martin.pitt at ubuntu.com
        ReportedBy: julo at altern.org
         QAContact: desktop-bugs at lists.ubuntu.com

If I plug my USB key, a device is created in /dev (/dev/sda1), and it is
automatically mounted in /media/usbdisk.

Now, if I unmount it using Nautilus' computer place, or using the volume mounter
applet, it is successfully unmiunted, but the device file in /dev is also
removed. Then, trying to re-mount it by using the computer's place or the applet

However, if I use the terminal to issue the 'pumount /dev/sda1" command, it is
unmounted but the device file remains. And thus it can be re-mounted without errors.

I'm pretty sure I already described this bug somewhere in this bugzilla, but I
fail to find it back...

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