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Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 
 

rmvolmgr(8)

Name

rmvolmgr - HAL-aware removable volume manager

Synopsis

/usr/lib/rmvolmgr [-chns]

Description

The rmvolmgr command is a volume manager that can automatically mount and unmount removable media and hot-pluggable storage. The default mount point is /media.

rmvolmgr is one of a number of Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL)-aware tools that are shipped with the Solaris operating system. See hald(8).

Multiple instances of rmvolmgr can be run simultaneously. A system instance of rmvolmgr runs by default as a service management facility (SMF) service (see smf(7)). Its fault management resource identifier (FMRI) is:

svc:/system/filesystem/rmvolmgr

You can run your own instance of rmvolmgr by adding it to the .xinitrc file or a similar session startup script. In such a case, the system rmvolmgr instance will not manage volumes that belong to you, the owner of the startup script. For example, a user logged on to the workstation console (/dev/console) who invokes their own instance of rmvolmgr will own locally connected devices, such as CD-ROM drives and devices connected to the local USB ports.

In addition to mounting volumes under /media, rmvolmgr also creates legacy symbolic links under /cdrom and /rmdisk.

rmvolmgr also provides backwards compatibility with CDE removable media interfaces by maintaining notification files under /tmp/.removable. This functionality can be disabled by using the –c option.

The –c and –n options can also be specified as SMF properties. See “Examples.”

Options

The following options are supported:

–c

Disable CDE compatibility.

–h

Display help information and exit.

–n

Do not create legacy mountpoint symbolic links.

–s

Invoke in system instance mode.

Examples

Example 1 Using SMF Properties to Set Options

The following svccfg(8) command and subcommands use SMF properties to set the –c and –n options.

example# svccfg
svc:> select rmvolmgr
svc:/system/filesystem/rmvolmgr> listprop rmvolmgr/*
rmvolmgr/legacy_mountpoints     boolean  true
rmvolmgr/cde_compatible         boolean  true
svc:/system/filesystem/rmvolmgr> setprop \
  rmvolmgr/legacy_mountpoints=false
svc:/system/filesystem/rmvolmgr> setprop rmvolmgr/cde_compatible=false
svc:/system/filesystem/rmvolmgr> exit
example#

Attributes

See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPE
ATTRIBUTE VALUE
Availability
system/storage/media-volume-manager
Interface Stability
Volatile

See Also

attributes(7), hal(7), smf(7), hald(8), svccfg(8)