USB hotplug finally works

Today I was pleasantly surprised to see the latest putback to SNV, our next Solaris release (soon on a OpenSOlaris source server near you)

Before this putback you could hotplug/eject devices into devices (SD cards and such in card readers, floppies in floppy drives) but you had to restart vold to mount USB pen drives. But now, you can insert them, remove them, etc, and they're mounted and unmounted automatically.

This was really one of my most wanted features and its great to finally have it. Will it make an update? I certainly hope so; but you can always try Sun Express.
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Hooray!

This is great. Not only does it make it a lot easier for me personally - I use a USB memory stick between home and work - but it promises to make life a lot easier (if quieter) for me as an administrator. Because, as administrator, I'm the one who has to restart vold if my users want to mount a memory stick.

To whoever put this back - Thanks!

Posted by Peter Tribble on April 19, 2005 at 04:09 PM MEST #

To be clear, so as to not dissappoint anyone, this won't be in the 04/2005 SX release. It will appear in the 05/2005 release.

Posted by Dan Price on April 20, 2005 at 12:26 AM MEST #

Erm, glad to know this. But it seems a bit overdue... Linux has supported it for a few years now, ditto Windows.

Posted by Anonymous Coward on May 12, 2005 at 11:43 AM MEST #

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