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Xfce, udev, and HAL

Xfce, udev, and HAL

Posted Mar 2, 2011 19:37 UTC (Wed) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
In reply to: Xfce, udev, and HAL by rfunk
Parent article: Choosing between portability and innovation

The whole reason for the existence of things like udisks is that they provide a consistent API that another package can implement to provide (e.g. disk) hotplugging info on systems that don't support udev. It's probably easier to implement that than to implement all of udev.

(If the problem is that FreeBSD doesn't have a useful hotplugging infrastructure yet, that's a different matter, but I thought it had one.)


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Xfce, udev, and HAL

Posted Mar 2, 2011 19:43 UTC (Wed) by mezcalero (subscriber, #45103) [Link]

I am pretty sure that's not what davidz had in mind when he wrote udisks...

Xfce, udev, and HAL

Posted Mar 2, 2011 22:26 UTC (Wed) by nix (subscriber, #2304) [Link]

I was thinking of the original 'HAL is deprecated, use udisks/u*' email, but I didn't actually look it up so I could very well be wrong.

Xfce, udev, and HAL

Posted Mar 4, 2011 8:38 UTC (Fri) by michaeljt (subscriber, #39183) [Link]

> I am pretty sure that's not what davidz had in mind when he wrote udisks...

From a quick look at the API though it does look reasonably suitable for implementations on other platforms, even if that wasn't the idea. With a big exception for the LVM stuff.


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