Silent mounting of disks? Unwanted.

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My daily mailing from logwatch had a surprise this morning.

I have other installs besides F10, each on its own disk.  The F10 //etc/fstab 
now lists the disk by LABEL= syntax after having lost the main F10 drive and 
replacing it it, copying the whole system over before pulling the old (about 
11 months) drive out.

Uptime is about 4.5 days, kernel 2.6.32-rc7.

I let yum update about 200 megs worth of stuff last night, but don't recall 
that udev was in the list.  In any event, this was about 16 hours before I 
did the update with yumex according to the date on /etc/mtab.

>From that logwatch mail:
 --------------------- Disk Space Begin ------------------------ 

 Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
 /dev/sda3              97G  8.3G   83G  10% /
 /dev/sda1             395M  161M  215M  43% /boot
 /dev/sda5              29G  7.7G   20G  28% /opt
 /dev/sda6              29G  4.2G   24G  16% /home
 /dev/sda7              29G   11G   18G  38% /root
 /dev/sda8              29G  3.8G   24G  14% /var
 /dev/sda9              29G  197M   28G   1% /tmp
 /dev/sda10            673G   82G  557G  13% /usr
 /dev/sdc1             917G  736G  135G  85% /amandatapes
 /dev/sdd10            368G  335M  349G   1% /media/disk
 /dev/sdd8             375G  4.5G  352G   2% /media/disk-1
 /dev/sdd6              49G  225M   49G   1% /media/disk-2
 /dev/sdd7             100G  188M   95G   1% /media/disk-3
 /dev/sdd9              21G  341M   20G   2% /media/disk-4
 /dev/sdd1             2.4G   85M  2.2G   4% /media/disk-5
 ---------------------- Disk Space End ------------------------- 

None of the /dev/sdd* entries are listed in my fstab, and I did not hand 
mount them, nor did I create the /media/disk-* entries. It is a 64 bit 
mandriva-2009-1 install.

Something that thinks it has the rights to go around and mount everything it 
finds seems to have the run of the system.  Just one Q about that though, why 
didn't it similarly mount the kubuntu-9.04 install on /dev/sdb?

Another bit of puzzling detail comes from the 'ls -l /media' output.

drwxr-xr-x 22 root adm  4096 2009-08-16 10:28 disk
drwxr-xr-x 15 root root 4096 2009-07-16 11:39 disk-1
drwxr-xr-x  4 root root 4096 2009-07-17 12:09 disk-2
drwxr-xr-x  4 root root 4096 2009-07-17 13:15 disk-3
drwxr-xr-x 20 root root 4096 2009-07-16 11:43 disk-4
drwxr-xr-x  4 root root 4096 2009-08-16 09:39 disk-5

Note the dates, all very much old history now.  And, I would have used much 
more descriptive names had I been the one making those mountpoint dirs in the 
/media path.

According to the date on /etc/mtab, this wholesale mount took place at 
~=8:30am yesterday morning.

So, how did those 6 partitions get mounted?  Inquiring minds want to know.  I 
didn't do it, and I'm the only operator here.

Cheers, Gene
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