Subject: Re: The new rc.d stuff...
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Christos Zoulas <email@example.com>
Date: 04/06/2000 12:46:57
In article <Pine.NEB.firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Secret Asian Man <email@example.com> wrote:
> What kind of argument is this? If your system screws up, there's always
> single user mode. Frankly, I'm tired of all these systems of initalization
> that think modularity and abstraction are ways of achieving godliness,
> because they aren't. Sure, isn't it fun to start and stop processes using
> cute little scripts? But don't we have pid files?
Ok, lemme see... I want to restart amd:
kill `cat /var/run/amd.pid`
Lemme do a few ps's to make sure it is dead. Ok, it died finally.
So far so good. Now I need to find out how to start it:
grep amd /etc/*rc*
Oops, that picked bootparamd too, I'll spare you the output:
grep amd /etc/*rc* | grep -v bootparamd
/etc/rc:if [ "$amd_flags" != NO ] && [ -d "$amd_dir" -a -r "$amd_master" ]; then
/etc/rc: if [ "$amd_flags" = DEFAULT ]; then
/etc/rc: amd_flags="-l syslog -x error,noinfo,nostats"
/etc/rc: echo -n ' amd'
/etc/rc: amd $amd_flags -p -a $amd_dir `cat $amd_master` > /var/run/amd.pid
/etc/rc.conf:amd_flags="-r -l syslog" # default: "-l syslog -x error,noinfo,nostats"
/etc/rc.conf:amd_dir=/net # AMD's mount directory
/etc/rc.conf:amd_master=/etc/amd/master # AMD 'master' map
Cool, now I can type:
amd -r -l syslog -p -a /net `cat /etc/amd/master` > /var/run/amd.pid
Great, I see your point. The above is much easier and less error prone