System Administration Guide: Devices and File Systems

vold Provides Awareness of Hot-Plugged USB Devices

Solaris Express 12/06: The vold features are removed in this release. For information about managing removable media with vold in the Solaris 10 releases, see System Administration Guide: Devices and File Systems.

For information about new removable media management services in the Solaris Express release, see Changes and Improvements to Removable Media Management.

Solaris Express 6/05: The removable media manager (vold) is now hotplug aware. There is no need to restart this daemon to mount a USB mass storage device that has been hot-inserted. However, for some devices, it might still be necessary to manually mount the devices as vold is not always successful. In the case where vold fails to automatically mount a USB device, stop vold, like this:

# /etc/init.d/volmgt stop

For information about manually mounting a USB mass storage device, see How to Mount or Unmount a USB Mass Storage Device.