1.45.1. RHBA-2011:0108: bug fix and enhancement update
Updated hal packages that fix two bugs and add an enhancement are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
The HAL daemon collects and maintains information about the hardware on the system from several sources, and provides a live device list through D-BUS.
This update fixes the following bugs:
* Prior to this update, the "noexec" option was enforced when mounting CDs, preventing scripts on that media from being run automatically. However, this also prevented applications that rely on executing from media from working correctly. Since the intended level of protection provided by this feature is minimal, and there are other ways to achieve it, the feature has been removed and the "noexec" option is no longer enforced. ( BZ#480716)
* Previously, it was possible to mount both data CDs and DVDs, even though the "storage.policy.should_mount" option was set to "false". As a result, system administrators were unable to disable mounting of such media. This error has been fixed, and the "storage.policy.should_mount" option now works as expected. ( BZ#454923)
As well, this update adds the following enhancement:
* System administrators can now set additional command line options that are passed to the daemon by creating the /etc/sysconfig/haldaemon file. This allows users to increase the child timeout value if a large number of devices are attached to the system. ( BZ#576045)
Users of are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve these issues and add this enhancement.