Adding hier/mtree support for HAL

Florent Thoumie flz at
Mon May 8 22:41:01 UTC 2006

On Mon, 2006-05-08 at 11:55 -0700, Brooks Davis wrote:
> 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.

I'd second this, this is short enough and that's what I'm currently
using :-)

Kudos to the porting team \o/

Florent Thoumie
flz at
FreeBSD Committer
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