Adding hier/mtree support for HAL

Joe Marcus Clarke marcus at
Mon May 8 17:50:08 UTC 2006

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I'm not sure if this is the best list for this, so if there is a better
one, please let me know.

jylefort and I have been working on porting HAL
( to FreeBSD.  The port
is working quite well.  One of the things it wants to do is mount
removable media such as CDs, USB sticks, etc. to mount points under
/media.  Some of us had discussed alternatives to /media (e.g.
/mnt/media and ${PREFIX}/media), but these were ruled out.  /mnt/media
is bad since /mnt is reserved for temporary mounts.  ${PREFIX}/media
(i.e. /usr/local/media) just doesn't seem like an appropriate place for
file system mount points.  In fact, any other location other than /media
will require a lot of additional work in HAL-dependent ports to get
those ports to recognize HAL-controlled mounts on FreeBSD.

To that end, I would like to add a /media to FreeBSD.  I would like to
add this to hier(7) as well as BSD.root.mtree.  Would this be
permissible?  Thanks.


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