> > Besides, util-linux in potato is 2.10f-5.1, not 1.18-3, right? > Or was it upgraded in 2.2r2 ? > this is an old bug. Note he says it also happens on RH if I recall. Talking to some people in irc, we believe it is actually a firmware issue with his drive. apparently some of them would allow ejects even if the device is busy. will mail him again, asking for more info, maybe a strace.