HAL on Darwin/OSX?

Jeshua Lacock jeshua at OpenOSX.com
Thu Oct 13 12:17:14 PDT 2005

On Oct 11, 2005, at 8:09 AM, David Zeuthen wrote:

>> I was curious if HAL runs on the Darwin/Mac OSX platform?
> Should be possible. One explicit goal we had when designing HAL was 
> that
> an operating system might only supply a subset of the functionality
> specified in the spec. So, initially only you would only export e.g.
> physical devices (USB, PCI etc.), then you would add disk drives,
> volumes, batteries etc.
>>  From what I gather, it doesn't, it appears to be Linux only...
> You should be able to build it so it only exports a single hal device
> object, namely the root computer device object. AFAIK this works on
> Solaris so getting it to run on Darwin should be a walk in the park. Of
> course, only exporting the computer is not too useful but it's a good
> starting point for hacking on this code.


I am not sure if you are interested, but I would be happy to create you 
an account to SSH into if you want to take a look on a Darwin/Mac OS X 

I would be happy to compensate you for your time, and I would 
contribute the patches to your project. For now,  I would like to build 
a "minimal" version of HAL as you suggested.


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