[Thinlinc-technical] no unmount on agent when USB device is ejected from client

Carsten Rose carsten.rose at math.uzh.ch
Sun Oct 11 19:27:26 CEST 2015

Dear Rob

 > I have issues with USB devices on the client, which are exported via the
 > TL-native client towards the TL-agent, there NFS-mounted under
 > $HOME/thindrives/media/$something"
 > Versions:
 > - TL-client version 4.3.0 (build 4538) running on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 
 > - TL-agent version 4.4.0 (build 4775) running on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 
 > This mechanism works fine :
 > - have no TL-session active
 > - insert the USB device on the agent
^^^ you mean tl-client?
 > ...

Personal experience: in general thinlinc client and agent handles plugin 
and plugoff of the usb stick well, even during the lifetime of a session.

But we can confirm stability problems with these remote mounted 
directories. We don't use this feature heavily, so we never investigated 
to much time on this. Instead, we wrote a small workaround helper, that 
the *user* starts in the thinlinc session, if they have problems:


echo "umount"

sleep 3
echo "mount"



Carsten Rose
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