eSATA hotplug not working well with Nautilus

Asked by ZioNemo on 2009-08-03

Hi,
I have an external eSATA disk I use for backups.
I am fully able to use it from the command line, so I'm reasonably happy ;)
Problem is Nautilus is working just half-way:
If I power-up with the disk attached it *is* recognized and Nautilus *does* know it is a remoable disk because it shows the "umount" buttons beside its mount-points (under /media).
I can detach the disk just clicking on them and then detaching the drive.
At this point (correctly) the partitions disappear from the [Places] menu. If I have an open window on "Computer" the icons do *not* automagically disappear, even after refresh; I don't know if it's significant. Any subsequent opening of "Computer" does not show the (now unavailable) partitions.
So far, so good.
Problem is if I reattach the drive (or attach it after boot) nothing is displayed anymore in Nautilus.

The system detects There is a new disk:
Aug 3 18:53:44 wiki3A kernel: [20639.271146] ata6: hard resetting link
Aug 3 18:53:49 wiki3A kernel: [20644.748124] ata6: SATA link up 3.0 Gbps (SStatus 123 SControl 300)
Aug 3 18:53:49 wiki3A kernel: [20644.749880] ata6.00: ATA-8: STM3500418AS, CC35, max UDMA/133
Aug 3 18:53:49 wiki3A kernel: [20644.749887] ata6.00: 976773168 sectors, multi 0: LBA48 NCQ (depth 31/32)
Aug 3 18:53:50 wiki3A kernel: [20644.751321] ata6.00: configured for UDMA/133
Aug 3 18:53:50 wiki3A kernel: [20644.751340] ata6: EH complete
Aug 3 18:53:50 wiki3A kernel: [20644.751555] scsi 5:0:0:0: Direct-Access ATA STM3500418AS CC35 PQ: 0 ANSI: 5
Aug 3 18:53:50 wiki3A kernel: [20644.753873] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] 976773168 512-byte hardware sectors: (500 GB/465 GiB)
Aug 3 18:53:50 wiki3A kernel: [20644.753911] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
Aug 3 18:53:50 wiki3A kernel: [20644.753975] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] Write cache: enabled, read cache: enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA
Aug 3 18:53:50 wiki3A kernel: [20644.754121] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] 976773168 512-byte hardware sectors: (500 GB/465 GiB)
Aug 3 18:53:50 wiki3A kernel: [20644.754743] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
Aug 3 18:53:50 wiki3A kernel: [20644.754820] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] Write cache: enabled, read cache: enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA
Aug 3 18:53:50 wiki3A kernel: [20644.754829] sdb: sdb1 sdb2
Aug 3 18:53:50 wiki3A kernel: [20644.770535] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI disk
Aug 3 18:53:50 wiki3A kernel: [20644.770680] sd 5:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0

and:
mauro@wiki3A:~$ cat /proc/partitions
major minor #blocks name

   8 0 312571224 sda
   8 1 10485760 sda1
   8 2 151041024 sda2
   8 3 1 sda3
   8 4 3717120 sda4
   8 5 43937743 sda5
   8 6 4883728 sda6
   8 7 98494483 sda7
   8 16 488386584 sdb
   8 17 244196001 sdb1
   8 18 244188000 sdb2
mauro@wiki3A:~$

The eSATA drive is /dev/sdb.

They are, however, visible neither in [Places] nor in "Computer".
I can mount the partitions manually, but they will *not* be under /media and they will not look as detachable.

What am I doing wrong?
Did I hit a bug?

TiA
ZioNemo

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2009-08-03

Log a bug with nautilus. As long as you are unmounting the partition before detatching then you are doing it right. Do not wrench the drive out without unmounting as you will upset the OS. Old versions of Linux (2.2 kernel is particularly poinient here) would simply hang as it waited for the device to respond.

The outputs you have are very thorough and should speed the resolution along. They wil hopefully be resolved by the time Karmic is released officially to the masses.

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