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vold(1M)		System Administration Commands		      vold(1M)

NAME
       vold  -	Volume Management daemon to manage CD-ROM and floppy, ZIP/JAZ,
       and DVD-ROM devices

SYNOPSIS
       /usr/sbin/vold [-n] [-t]	[-v] [-f config-file] [-l log-file]  [-d root-
       dir] [-L	debug-level]

DESCRIPTION
       The Volume Management daemon, vold, creates and maintains a file	system
       image rooted at root-dir	that contains symbolic names for floppies, CD-
       ROMs  and  other	removable devices. The default root-dir	is set to /vol
       if no directory is specified by the -d option.

       vold reads the /etc/vold.conf configuration file	upon startup.  If  the
       configuration  file  is modified	later, vold must be told to reread the
       /etc/vold.conf file. Do this by entering

       example#	kill -HUP vold_pid

       To tell vold to clean up	and exit, the SIGTERM signal is	used:

       example#	kill -TERM vold_pid
	      where vold_pid is	the process ID of vold.

OPTIONS
       The following options are supported:

	      -n    Never writeback. Volume Management	updates	 media	labels
		    with  unique  information  if  labels are not unique. This
		    flag keeps Volume Management from changing your media. The
		    default setting is FALSE.

	      -t    Dump  NFS  trace  information to the log file. The default
		    setting is FALSE.

	      -v    Provide lots of status information to the  log  file.  The
		    default  setting  is  FALSE	(do not	provide	status info to
		    log	file).

	      -d root-dir
		    Specify an alternate root directory. The default  location
		    is /vol. Setting this will also cause other	Volume Manage-
		    ment utilities to use this as the default root directory.

	      -f config-file
		    Specify an alternate configuration file. The default  file
		    is /etc/vold.conf.

	      -l log-file
		    Specify  an	 alternate  log	 file. The default log file is
		    /var/adm/vold.log.

	      -L debug-level
		    Change the level (verbosity) of debug messages sent	to the
		    log	 file.	The range is 0 to 99 where 0 is	nothing	and 99
		    is everything.  The	default	level is 0.

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
       vold sets the following environment variables to	aid programs which are
       called when events such as insert, notify, and eject occur:

	      VOLUME_ACTION
		    Event that caused this program to be executed.

	      VOLUME_PATH
		    Pathname of	the matched regex from the vold.conf file.

	      VOLUME_DEVICE
		    Device (in /vol/dev) that applies to the media.

	      VOLUME_NAME
		    Name of the	volume in question.

	      VOLUME_USER
		    User ID of the user	causing	the event to occur.

	      VOLUME_SYMNAME
		    Symbolic name of a device containing the volume.

	      VOLUME_MEDIATYPE
		    Name of the	type of	media (CD-ROM, floppy or rmdisk)

FILES
       /etc/vold.conf
	     Volume  Management	 daemon	configuration file. Directs the	Volume
	     Management	daemon to control certain devices, and	causes	events
	     to	occur when specific criteria are met.

       /usr/lib/vold/*.so.1
	     Shared  objects  called  by Volume	Management daemon when certain
	     actions occur.

       /var/adm/vold.log
	     the default log file location (see	the -l option for  a  descrip-
	     tion).

       /vol  the default Volume	Management root	directory.

ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |      ATTRIBUTE	TYPE	     |	    ATTRIBUTE VALUE	   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |Availability		     |SUNWvolu			   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+

SEE ALSO
       volcancel(1),	volcheck(1),   volmissing(1),	rmmount(1M),   rpc.sm-
       serverd(1M), rmmount.conf(4), vold.conf(4), attributes(5), volfs(7FS)

       System Administration Guide: Basic Administration

SunOS 5.9			28 January 2000			      vold(1M)

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | OPTIONS | ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES | FILES | ATTRIBUTES | SEE ALSO

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