[Bug 34380] "writing to media" dialog when ejecting a CD

Andrew Jorgensen andrew+ubuntu at jorgensenfamily.us
Fri Mar 10 22:58:30 UTC 2006

Public bug reported:

Affects: nautilus (Ubuntu)
       Severity: Normal
       Priority: (none set)
         Status: Unconfirmed

I only saw this once and only for a moment (not long enough to get a
screenshot or know what it said exactly), but it's clear what's going
on.  A while back some code was added to help the user know that it was
not yet safe to remove a removable device (like a USB flash disk).  It
seems that this code was triggered by an unmount operation on my CD
(read-only) taking too long.  Why it took too long (only by a second I'd
guess) is another problem.  The real problem is that the progress dialog
claimed that data was being written to my disk.

This could scare a user.  It would have scared me if I hadn't known the
background of that feature.  Perhaps a little more logic could be put in
so that the dialog is not triggered in this situation, or the text could
be made more generic.

Another thing to think about is that if packet-writing were enabled on
the CD drive and I was ejecting a CD-RW then the dialog would have been
exactly right and a good thing.  Is there some way to tell what the
reason for a slow unmount is?

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