Subject: Re: NetBSD master CVS tree commits
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Christos Zoulas <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/31/1996 21:57:42
In article <10265.828294533@UX2.SP.CS.CMU.EDU> Chris_G_Demetriou@UX2.SP.CS.CMU.EDU (Chris G Demetriou) writes:
>> The two structures (rc.local vs. init.d) can each emulate one another. 
>No they cannot.  rc* can be emulated by 'init.d', but the reverse is
>_not_ true: any worthwhile init.d implementation provides the
>capability of performing "shutdown" actions, and that's just _not_
>present in rc*.

I second that! It is not acceptable have the system reboot while a process
is still trying to clean up its state... Consider database applications.