Can we safely remove those fdi files in hal-info?
Zhu, Peter J
peter.j.zhu at intel.com
Wed Dec 16 17:05:28 PST 2009
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Martin Pitt [mailto:martin.pitt at ubuntu.com]
> Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2009 2:57 AM
> To: Zhu, Peter J
> Cc: devkit-devel at lists.freedesktop.org
> Subject: Re: Can we safely remove those fdi files in hal-info?
> Zhu, Peter J [2009-12-16 23:06 +0800]:
> > I surely understand the three files are for HAL. I'm thinking of
> > remove HAL totally from a distribution. TO make this possible, it's
> > a must to remove hal-info so I'm taking a look at all files in
> > hal-info. These three files should be related to storage device
> > processing so I'm guessing if it's covered by DeviceKit-disks but
> > not sure.
> DK-Disks and hal are independent of each other and provide services to
> applications. DK-Disks doesn't need the fdi files, but of course it
> might well be that some of your installed programs need HAL. For
> example, current KDE uses hal, and a lot of applications (see
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Halsectomy for an incomplete list)
Martin, I surely understand DK-disks and hal can coexist and DK-disks deosn't use the fdi files. I also undertand many of fdi files are provided so that upper apps in desktop stack can deal with them easily rather than talking to kernel directly like 10-camera-mtp, 10-usb-pda, 10-usb-obex, 10-scanner. I'm asking if the function of the three storage related files are COVERED(NOT used) by DK-disks or udisks. For example, we all know the battery recall information fdi are covered by DK-power already, keymap fdi files are covered by udev extra keymap rule....
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