automatically mounting physically attached media (was Re: Move from /media to /run/media/$USER)

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Thu Apr 19 02:26:46 UTC 2012

On Wed, 2012-04-18 at 21:38 -0400, Matthias Clasen wrote:

> The arguments are really going downhill here. I'm not overly interested
> in wading into this, but I'll just say that whenever we do something
> automatically, somebody will get mad. In the past, auto-mounting (and
> even just automatically sniffing) of media has been construed as a
> security issue..
> Anyway, 

Honestly, I'm not sure there's any difference at all between 'mount on
attach' and 'mount on any attempt to access' from a security POV. I
think the decision to change this was a good one, and I doubt it'll make
many people unhappy - and as several commenters have pointed out, it's
only in line with what every other OS we can think of does by default,
and what Fedora / GNOME has always done in the past.
Adam Williamson
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