SUMMARY: Solaris thumbdrive support

From: Mike Ekholm <>
Date: Thu Jan 22 2004 - 13:17:05 EST
I got several responses, some of which where useful. It looks like
with Solaris 9, thumbdrives are supported, as well as with Solaris 10 according
to Casper.
 Thanks to:

"Eugene Schmidt" <>:

Yes, definitely on SPARC
mkdir /rmdisk
make sure you have latest patches
/etc/init.d/volmgt stop
(ps -ef|grep vold to make sure it did die )
/etc/init.d/volmgt start
insert device
(wait a few seconds)
df -k     ;-)

Casper Dik <>

They mostly work (varying degrees of success); they generally
work better on SPARC because the SPARC ohci/ehci drivers are
of better quality than the Intel uhci driver; but this is being
addressed as part of the renewed Solaris/Intel effort.
(Including the availability of ehci/ohci drivers on SPARC
and USB 2.0 support)

I've tested a variety of devices and it seems that
they work fine, at least on the release currently under
development.  The vold/USB interaction, however, is fairly
minimal, and vold needs to be signalled when a USB device
is inserted.

Evan (Evan, no need to cc the list on sun-managers!)

i know the sun V100's come with them (???? Could he meen the config card?)

Sun says they support USB Mass Storage, so it may works.

 -Mike Ekholm
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