[arch-general] [arch-dev-public] [RFC] the future of /media

Kevin Chadwick ma1l1ists at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Nov 22 11:23:20 EST 2012

> There are very good reasons for this change (mainly security),

I think it had very little to do with security, unless you count
device type privacy information from folder names. I use /media/usb? and
they are accessible only by root and whichever user mounted it,
logically findable by order of mount.

I believe the reason was so that it was in a filesystem meant for
dynamic files (this feature is really irritating for some default
labels but I guess a little prettier otherwise and for multi-seat).

I have udisks 1 and 2 installed but use neither. I have permanent
folders in /media/. Will /media/ changes by pacman simply fail and
everything continue happily or will I simply have to recreate or make
them immutable?


'Write programs that do one thing and do it well. Write programs to work
together. Write programs to handle text streams, because that is a
universal interface'

(Doug McIlroy)

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