Adding hier/mtree support for HAL

Brooks Davis brooks at
Mon May 8 18:55:24 UTC 2006

On Mon, May 08, 2006 at 01:50:10PM -0400, Joe Marcus Clarke wrote:
> I'm not sure if this is the best list for this, so if there is a better
> one, please let me know.

arch@ would probably be slightly closer.

> 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.

It's a logical name for such a set of mounts and IMO we need this
feature.  I say go for it.

-- Brooks

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