If I disable hald-addon, will plug-and-play still work?

I’m looking to shut down services I don’t really need and since I never change my DVD drive, hard drive, etc I’d like to shut down hald-addon since it’s constantly running. Is this going to cause problems?

I’d use this method:

http://systembash.com/content/disabling-the-hald-addon-storage-service-on-centosredhat/

Create a file in your policy directory, for example /etc/hal/fdi/policy/99-custom.fdi. Add the text:	
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

<deviceinfo version="0.2">
    <device>
        <match key="storage.removable" bool="true">
            <remove key="info.addons" type="strlist">hald-addon-storage</remove>
        </match>
    </device>
</deviceinfo>

Save and reload the hald using /etc/init.d/haldaemon restart.

In openSuse 12.1 there is no hal. If you have an older version, I don’t
think there is a problem. Even if you detect any problems you can still
remove the file.