SUMMARY: cdrom busy

From: Leandro Guimaraens Faria Corcete Dutra (
Date: Wed May 27 1998 - 07:57:22 CDT

Thanks for all the quick and precise answers!

        After an Oracle upgrade, I couldn't eject cdrom.

        1) David Evans, Jason Alexey pointed I should use lsof, a better fuser;
        2) D Wright remembered me of the little hole for emergency eject in the
front panel of the drive;
        3) Jason Alexey, K Ravi, Ray Trzaska told me the Oracle installation
process starts some processes with working directories on the mounted
cdrom, and doesn't kill them after finishing. Stop Oracle processes;
        4) Jason Alexey, K Ravi, Birger Wathne, Matthew Stier instructed me to
use fuser -c, which shows things inside the mount point. fuser -c

        I will get lsof ASAP, but fuser -c solved my problem. It was a shell
(perhaps used by an Oracle installation script?).

        Thanks again!

Leandro Guimaraens Faria Corcete Dutra		BRASIL

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