What is the purpose of HAL?

Mikhail Gusarov dottedmag at dottedmag.net
Sun Nov 30 09:56:51 PST 2008

Twas brillig at 18:45:04 30.11.2008 UTC+01 when peterk2 at coolmail.se did gyre and gimble:

 p> Afaict, HAL is a daemon used to handle hotplug/coldplug of hardware
 p> devices. How is this different from what, for instance, udev handles
 p> them?

Is this really the right mailing list to ask? Not mentioning that the
answer is available on the HAL homepage (which you apparently did not

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