Saturday, October 21, 2006

VOLD is dead. Long live Tamarack

After a quick check of the recent ON nevada changelog, I saw that one of my pet Solaris hates "vold" has been deleted and replaced with "PSARC case 2005/399 : Tamarack: Removable Media Enhancements in Solaris". Sun THANK YOU!!!

Not only is vold gone, but you get hal, and joliet extensions thrown in to the mix. A quick download and bfu of the on-bfu-20061016 archive, and this is what it looks like to mount a DVD backup of my photographs burnt from MS Windows, and a memory stick -

root@bangkok> uname -a
SunOS bangkok.priv 5.11 opensol-20061016 i86pc i386 i86pc
root@bangkok> df -h -F hsfs
Filesystem size used avail capacity Mounted on
/dev/dsk/c1t0d0s2 2.7G 2.7G 0K 100% /media/Photos10042006
root@bangkok> df -h -F pcfs
Filesystem size used avail capacity Mounted on
/dev/dsk/c2t0d0p0:1 123M 173K 123M 1% /media/MEM128

As you can see no more /vol, /cdrom, /rmdisk, just the real device name, and the /media mountpoint. Also all the filenames on the DVD are humanly readable.

1 comment:

stormz said...

Well it is nice to see human names on the CD's. DOS style names forced me to move them to flash first.

One thing is what happens when you just plug in? automounted? manulaly mount? also can you do the ZFS flash hack?