PAM (from D-Bus/HAL discussion)

Randy McMurchy randy at
Fri Apr 7 15:22:27 PDT 2006

On Sat, 2006-04-08 at 00:14 +0200, Jürg Billeter wrote:

> It's the other way round. udev notifies HAL of new devices, older HAL
> versions call fstab-sync to create fstab entries on demand and
> the /etc/fstab change gets noticed by FAM which notifies gnome-vfs.

I understand everything you're saying. However, Andy says this all
works without D-Bus/HAL installed.

I believe I've the concept down. I think it is inotify that is
responding to the Udev event and notifying userspace applications.
So indeed if this is how it's done, you wouldn't need DBUS/HAL to
simply mount plug-in media.


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