Solaris 10 What's New

Improvements to Volume Management (vold)

This volume management feature is new in the Solaris 10 1/06 release and in the Solaris Express 11/05 release.

The vold command is now hot-plug aware. This improvement means that if you insert removable media, the media is automatically detected and mounted by vold. You do not need to restart vold manually to recognize and mount a file system from any removable media device.

If you are using a legacy or non-USB diskette device, then you might need to issue the volcheck command before vold can recognize the media. If the media is detected, but for some reason, is unmounted, then you'll need to run the following command:

# volrmmount -i rmdisk0

Before you hot-remove a removable media device, eject the media first. For example:

# eject rmdisk0

For more information about using vold, see Chapter 1, Managing Removable Media (Overview), in System Administration Guide: Devices and File Systems.