Deallocation enables other users to allocate and use the device when you are finished.
Before You Begin
You must have allocated the device. For information, see How to Allocate a Device.
$ cd $HOME $ umount mount-point
$ deallocate device-name
In this example, the user jdoe deallocates the microphone, audio.
$ whoami jdoe $ deallocate audio0Example 19 Deallocating a CD-ROM Drive
In this example, the Device Allocator role deallocates a CD-ROM drive. After the message is printed, the CD-ROM is ejected.
$ whoami devicealloc $ cd /home/devicealloc $ umount /home/devicealloc/mymnt $ ls /home/devicealloc/mymnt $ $ deallocate sr0 /dev/sr0: 326o /dev/rsr0: 326o … sr_clean: Media in sr0 is ready. Please, label and store safely.