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Relationship between volcheck and vold

What is the relationship between volcheck and vold?

I know vold is the daemon that manages removable media and I know that volcheck checks for new removable media, however, I have some questions:

1. Does volcheck have any effect if vold is not running?
2. With vold running, is it necessary to call volcheck after inserting removable media? Or does vold take care of finding the new media?

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8/22/2022 - Mon
Julian Parker

Have to admit I've not come across this in Linux before, what distro you using?

I thought vold was a volume manage daemon for veritas volume manager and volcheck was a solaris tool for mounting volumes.

mounting media in linux was usually done using the automounter.

Of course I might have got the wrong end of the stick...


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I am using Solaris 10, should have mentioned that in the question.

So basically vold needs to be running in order to detect insertion of USB devices?
What about insertion of a CD or DVD? Does vold also handle this? Or would I need to call volcheck to detect these?

For CD's & Floppy the volcheck is needed according to docs. (I have no Solaris available atm.)
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Julian Parker

looks like it was on Solaris after all then lol

though I did think my response did answer you question it was at that point a complete guess.

Sorry jools, your answer was correct but not complete.