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Re: 1.4.4 holding handles to ALL drive roots?

From: John Alan Belli <jabelli_at_pobox.com>
Date: 2007-06-16 19:26:28 CEST

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On Wed, 13 Jun 2007 06:40:25 +0200, Tobias said:

> Quoting Stefan from a Mail on dev@ three days ago:
>
> ----------------------------------------------------
> The problem is with TrueCrypt: it doesn't send the
> WM_DEVICECHANGE message before it tries to unmount. And this
> message is required, because apps (like the TSVN cache) which
> need to have a handle open on drives can react to the message
> and release the handle.
> But since TrueCrypt doesn't send this message, how should TSVN
> (or any other app which needs this) know to close all open
> handles?
>
> Please report this to the TrueCrypt guys. The bug is in their
> app, they have to deal with it.
> ----------------------------------------------------

I think it may have been fixed already. From the 4.3a release
notes:

    Fixed bug that in some cases caused the 'Safely Remove
    Hardware' function to fail.

I just tested it, mounting the volume as both fixed and
removable devices, opening the drive, confirming that the status
icons show, and then dismounting the volume.

Oh, stupid me, I have VS on here now. Spy++ also confirms that
it is in fact sending the WM_DEVICECHANGE messages on dismount.

Note that this version still identifies itself as simply 4.3 in
the about box. The download, however, is "truecrypt-4.3a.zip.

JAB
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