Curious behavior of HAL in 2.18

Kevin Oberman oberman at
Tue Mar 20 22:10:40 UTC 2007

Following up my own message, It is not the mounting or umounting of a
system that triggers it. It is the creation or deletion of a device in

I can understand this triggering HAL, but I don't know why it wants to
alway remount all of the system partitions.

If it is relevant, the device created/destroyed is an md device.
R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer
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> Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2007 13:52:25 -0700
> From: "Kevin Oberman" <oberman at>
> Sender: owner-freebsd-gnome at
> Since my update to 2.18 (which went pretty smoothly on all three
> systems I have updated), I have seen an odd issue with HAL.
> Every time I make a change in devices, it tries to mount all of my
> system partitions again. I mean /, /var, /tmp, and /usr. It fails with
> "mount: /dev/ad0s3a : Operation not permitted", so it really does
> nothing, but it is annoying. Any idea what changed to cause this and how
> I can get it to stop?
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