DeviceKit and future of HAL

Jedy Wang Jedy.Wang at Sun.COM
Sun Apr 26 23:46:26 PDT 2009

On Mon, 2009-04-27 at 03:58 +0200, Michael Biebl wrote:
> 2009/4/27 Kay Sievers <kay.sievers at>:
> > On Sun, Apr 26, 2009 at 23:45, Michael Biebl <mbiebl at> wrote:
> >>>> Would this be part of udev/udev-extras? Would udev become dependend on D-Bus?
> >>>
> >>> No. If things work out as planned, DeviceKit, the main daemon, will go
> >>> away. Subsystem daemons will subscribe directly to device evens with
> >>> libudev. Udev/the kernel will do the event multiplexing/filtering,
> >>> there will be no D-Bus involved. It will be part of main udev, not
> >>> udev-extras.

When will this happen? We are planning to port DeviceKit,
DeviceKit-power and DeviceKit-disk to Solaris. Maybe we have to update
our plan.


> What's the idea for platforms like Solaris or FreeBSD (which don't have udev)?
> Cheers,
> Michael

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