Subject: Re: /etc/rc out of order
To: Curt Sampson <email@example.com>
From: Chief Anarchic Officer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/05/1999 13:41:19
Curt Sampson sez:
* On Tue, 5 Jan 1999, Not for internal consumption wrote:
* > I just copied and remangled the latest/greatest /etc/rc and discovered that
* > it's trying to run pppd prior to /usr being mounted!
* Uh, perhaps because you can't mount usr if it's on the other side
* of a modem link? :-)
Oh, ha, ha. :-,
* Seriously, this is another expression of an ordering problem: in
* some situations you want /usr mounted after networking has started,
* because it's an NFS mount or something like that. In other, generally
* more rare situations, you want it mounted before because you need
* stuff from it before you start networking.
Do we need to supply a BEFOREMOUNT/AFTERMOUNT tag to netstart?
* Fortunately, I've just been struck by a brilliant idea. :-) Why
* don't we mount all FFS and LFS critical file systems before we run
* netstart, and all NFS critical filesystems after? (Alternatively,
* we could mount all non-NFS, non-CODA ones.) If this seems a reasonable
* solution to folks, I'll implement it in -current.
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Never give the Gamemaster ideas.