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Re: xorg-server/*bsd: moving from hal support to devd support?

I'm mentioned this several times now: Get me a spec for what Linux udev provides, and what services are needed, and I'll make a compatible implementation on FreeBSD.

While it is unfortunate that Linux didn't pickup my interface that mostly pre-dated its implementation, I expect the two are close enough that it would be easy to do.  I've been hampered by not being able to find anything that approaches a specification for udev in the Google searches I've done.  Mostly I've found rants about how great udev is, and how horrible all the competition is.  While I'm sure that serves some purpose, it doesn't satisfy my need for a clear, and easy to follow specification.  I'm hesitant to just write something that matches the Linux code because I don't have any way of knowing what is supposed to be a documented interface, and what's supposed to be a private change on a whim interface.

I'm sure it is just a matter of being unfamiliar with the proper terms to search for.  Any hints in this area would be greatly appreciated.  If something that is "standard," I'd expect to find good docs somewhere, right?


On 02/14/2011 10:11, Martin Wilke wrote:
Hi Cyril,

I cc Warner here, he is the author of devd maybe he can say more about that.

Thanks Martin

On Sun, Feb 13, 2011 at 8:40 PM, Cyril Brulebois <kibi@debian.org> wrote:
Hi FreeBSD/X11 folks,

as an occasional GNU/kFreeBSD porter, I've been wondering what's going
to happen with hal going away/being unmaintained. I've been pointed to
a blog post about Xfce on *BSD [1], where it is mentioned that devd
might be used as a udev equivalent.

 1. http://gezeiten.org/post/2011/01/Xfce-4.8-on-BSD-flavors

Are there any plans to add devd support to xorg on your side? I'm
putting the Debian GNU/kFreeBSD users/porters list and the Xorg devel
list in Cc.


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