SUMMARY: Can't eject cdrom

Date: Sun Apr 25 1999 - 12:42:20 CDT

Scott Allendorf hit it: Original question after .sig.

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I bet that the license manager was started with the CD-ROM as the
current directory. Try killing/restarting lmgrd.

Good Luck,


Worked like a charm, Scott. Thanks to all.

Charlie Mengler also came up with:

> With free advice you get what you paid for it ;-)
> $ fuser -cuk /cdrom/devpro_v6n1_sparc
> $ fuser -cuk /vol/dev/dsk/c1t6d0/devpro_v6n1_sparc
> $ eject cdrom
> Alternatively you can try -
> $ ps -ef | grep vold
> & then manually kill the vold process.

Which would have been the next thing to try.

Thanks to:

Timothy Lorenc <>
Scott Allendorf <>
Charlie Mengler <>
Daniel Serna <>
Ray Brownrigg <Ray.Brownrigg@MCS.VUW.AC.NZ>
David Evans <>
Benedetto Lo Giudice <>

Peter Laws    N5UWY   |  Systems Management and Radar Technology Team   |    National Severe Storms Lab, Norman, Okla

-----Original Message----- > Subject: Can't eject cdrom > > > Searched the FAQ, can't find it. Searched SunSolve (new look sucks, BTW > and the patch search is useless) and found: > > "Use a paper clip and hope that you don't poke where you shouldn't poke." > - Bug ID 4053985 > > I even searched the web via altavista ... > > Machine: E3000, Solaris 2.6hw3/98, all patches, built-in CDROM drive. > > Story: installed the Five-O compilers. Went to eject the CDROM so I could > go on to install another package and got the dreaded "device busy". Made > sure I wasn't cd'd to /cdrom anywhere, no jobs using stuff on the disc, > even killed all root windows. Nada. Tried various combinations of eject > and vold. Nada. > > Can manually eject disc, but cannot insert any other as vold won't mount > it because the other one is still mounted. > > # df -k /cdrom/devpro_v6n1_sparc > Filesystem kbytes used avail capacity Mounted on > /vol/dev/dsk/c1t6d0/devpro_v6n1_sparc > 286308 286308 0 100% > /cdrom/devpro_v6n1_sparc > > Can't find /vol/dev/ anything, of course. Can cd to /cdrom and do a > recursive listing of devpro_v6n1_sparc, even with the disc out, though it > dumps core after a bit. > > I know this has happened to me before, but it's been a while and I've > obviously forgottten how to fix it SHORT OF REBOOTING. > > I'll gladly SUMMARize and will even submit to the FAQ maintainer ...

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