The perennial vfs.usermount query
fj at panix.com
Thu Jun 16 02:18:09 GMT 2005
1) If this:
$: more /etc/sysctl.conf
# $FreeBSD: src/etc/sysctl.conf,v 1.8 2003/03/13 18:43:50 mux Exp $
# This file is read when going to multi-user and its contents piped
# thru ``sysctl'' to adjust kernel values. ``man 5 sysctl.conf'' for
# Uncomment this to prevent users from seeing information about
#processes that are being run under another UID.
2) And, --> after a reboot <--, this:
$: sysctl -a | grep vfs.usermount
Ergo, I get this:
cd9660: /dev/acd0: Operation not permitted
When trying this:
mount -t cd9660 /dev/acd0 /usr/home/joe/mountpoint/
Then my question is: wtfoobar am I doing wrong?
$: more /etc/devfs.conf
perm acd0 0660
link acd0 cdrom
Speculating, I assume that the BUGS section of sysctl.conf(5) applies,
NB: the page covering this in the FAQ at freebsd.org says run this:
sysctl -w vfs.usermount=1
The man page for sysctl on 5.4 says this:
The -w option has been deprecated and is silently ignored.
Is the -w flag only for 4.x installations?
I'm pretty sure I'm going to see the answer to this as soon as I hit
I don't care what you think. This is not a stylishly insouciant stroll
out of the jungle, here. It's more like we've fallen out of our trees
and rolled, butt-naked before the entire galaxy, downhill. That, and
we seem to have a teensy problem lifting ourselves off the ground.
More information about the freebsd-questions