Removable media, more descriptive names

Posted on 2011-10-05
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Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I have vold running and it detects my removable media.

However, when creating symbolic links in /rmdisk the names are not helpful.
I just get names rmdisk0, rmdisk1, etc.

How do I go about getting vold to give more descriptive names (such as kingston_blahblah) so that I can identify which removable device is which.
Question by:bejhan
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The udev automounter does try to use the volume label of the discovered device .

But vold & family are SunOS? right?

Did you check out the manual page of the config file for vold?:

There you config which command to run on insert/remove
default is rmmount:   http://compute.cnr.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/man-cgi?rmmount+1

which on it's turn is using  http://compute.cnr.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/man-cgi?rmmount.conf+4
as config.
(And if there is a volumename it should use this name (see man page for rmmount))

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

Okay so the symbolic links will always just be rmdisk0, rmdisk1, etc. It's the actual directories that will have the name, I thought it was the other way around.
I just see unnamed_rmdisk, etc. I'll try one of these in a windows box and see if is actually unnamed.

I'll post when I have some results.

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