HAL must die!

Ivan Voras ivoras at freebsd.org
Tue Mar 8 04:05:24 UTC 2011

On 7 March 2011 19:44, Lars Eighner <luvbeastie at larseighner.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 7 Mar 2011, Ivan Voras wrote:
>> On 06/03/2011 19:56, Lars Eighner wrote:
>>> Using the -C switch with portupgrade, I am managing to turn WITH_HAL off
>>> in
>>> ports that I install or upgrade. Is there a way to make this a global
>>> default?
>>> Is there a (convenient) way to list ports that might pull in HAL without
>>> having a configuration switch?
>> Um, why exactly are so many people against HAL?
> It breaks my mouse and keyboard.  I assume it would break other stuff if I
> had esoteric devices.

> with HAL = nothing works
> without HAL = everything works

Interesting, I had 0 problems with HAL ever since it was made.

>> It's the only cross-platform thing available for non-Linux systems which
>> handles device enumeration, hotplugs, etc.
> I'm not running a cross-platform.  I'm running FreeBSD.  There were native
> FreeBSD solutions to hotplugging the devices I use before HAL.

Good luck with running your FreeBSD with FreeBSD-only applications :)

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