PAM (from D-Bus/HAL discussion)

Andrew Benton b3nt at
Fri Apr 7 14:20:20 PDT 2006

Randy McMurchy wrote:
> And what mechanism, if not D-Bus, tells the system that plug-in hardware
> has been introduced to the system? This isn't a test, I just simply
> don't know and am curious.

Probably inotify. From the gnome-vfs buildlog

Gnome VFS configuration summary:

	IPv6 support:                yes
	SSL support:                 yes
       	Avahi support:		     no
       	Howl support:		     no
	HAL  support:                no
	Gtk Doc:                     no
	FS monitor backends:         inotify fam
	Samba method:		     no
	CDDA method:		     no
	Enable profiler:             no

It works with ROX too which uses the older dnotify


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