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Date:      Tue, 20 Jan 2009 19:56:29 +0100
From:      Roland Smith <>
To:        Lowell Gilbert <>
Cc:, Ramiro Caso <>
Subject:   Re: Cannot perform user mounts after upgrade
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <>
References:  <BAY102-W171EBA042719112EF65F0AE1D30@phx.gbl> <>

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On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 01:44:48PM -0500, Lowell Gilbert wrote:
> > The mount point still has the same ownership (me) and permissions (755)=
> > before. Both /etc/devfs.rules, /etc/rc.conf and /etc/sysctl.conf have t=
> > relevant lines for allowing user mounts, namely:
> >
> > /etc/sysctl.conf    =3D=3D>  vfs.usermount=3D1
> > /etc/devfs.rules    =3D=3D>  [localrules=3D10]
> >                          add path 'da*s*' mode 0660 group usb
> > /etc/rc.conf        =3D=3D>  devfs_system_ruleset=3D"localrules"
> >
> > I don't recall this being necessary, but I also have devd enabled in rc=
> > although with no special rules for umass in devd.conf. Needless to say,=
 I belong
> > to group usb. This configuration worked before just fine. Any ideas?
> You certainly always needed permissions on a device to be able to mount
> it.  For a device already present at boot time, you would need an entry
> in devfs.rules.  For a device plugged in later, you would instead need
> devd to know how to handle it.

For stuff available at boot you should use devfs.conf. The devfs.rules
file is for devices that are plugged in later.

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