[PC-BSD Testing] volman potential addition for 9.1?

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Mon Jan 9 08:44:46 PST 2012

On 01/09/2012 11:30, Tigersharke . wrote:
> Hello.. 
> I noticed this port become available, and it sounds quite interesting.. it doesn't do the mounting but helps facilitate it.
> *volman 0.7* 
> volman is a FreeBSD specific volume manager.  It acts 
> as a translator of devd(8) events, probing storage 
> devices for their file system information, and serving 
> this over a FIFO based API to which clients can 
> subscribe.  In addition to notifying clients of new 
> or lost volumes, it will mount and unmount such 
> volumes at the command of subscribing clients.
> It runs as root and allows any local clients the 
> ability to mount and unmount volumes which are 
> detected, regardless of any user privileges.  This 
> is intended for single user X11 systems needing 
> an easy way of accessing USB flash disks on the fly.
> WWW: http://forums.freebsd.org/showthread.php?t=27233
> Thanks for your time.
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Looks like that is the evolution of the amountd script we include in
9.0, I'll probably update it to the new volman for 9.1 though :)

Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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