removable bit not set for portable USB hard disk.

Pierre Ossman drzeus-list at
Sun Oct 2 04:34:05 PDT 2005

Martin Pitt wrote:
> Hi!
> Pierre Ossman [2005-10-02 11:36 +0200]:
>>What I meant was that it should check both flags. If either is set then
>>the device is considered "removable". Having both set would be very
>>uncommon (if even possible).
> Right, pmount checks both things (the kernel's removable flag and the
> bus type for checking whether it's hotpluggable).
>>I had a quick look at pmount-hal.c and it doesn't seem to look at the
>>removable or hotpluggable attributes at all. So I'm suspecting your
>>problem lies elsewhere.
> pmount-hal is just a wrapper around pmount. pmount itself does the
> check.

Found it now. pmount has its own policy system. It doesn't use HAL to
find anything more than mount options. So this is a bug in pmount that
has nothing to do with HAL.


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