Subject: Re: /etc/rc.d/ runs slowsly
To: Todd Whitesel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greywolf <email@example.com>
Date: 04/13/2000 09:07:52
On Thu, 13 Apr 2000, Todd Whitesel wrote:
# > In any case I'm fairly sure that anyone who spends even a relatively
# > small amount of time using a system in single-user mode will quickly
# > come to appreciate having the stuff in the /usr hierarchy permanently
# > mounted.
# There are only two things I would move from /usr to / :
# 1. the chown/chmod commands that /dev/MAKEDEV wants to use
chown *used* to live in /etc; why it got moved to /_usr_/sbin, I don't
know. Should have stayed in /sbin.
# 2. vi
Wimp! All True UNIX Administrators know how to use ed relatively
:-) :-) :-) :-)
# If it were not for these, I would never feel any need to "mount /usr" in
# single-user mode.
The only time I ever feel the need to mount /usr in single-user mode
is by letting rc do it, i.e.:
NetBSD# sh /etc/rc
[in debugging mode if I happen to tweak something.]
But That's Just Me [TM]. I realise that there are others beneath, beside
and beyond my own experiences.
For those who are beneath my experience, i.e. I've been there: Learn 'ed'
to at least a nominal level in case the disk that /usr lives on
For those who are beside my experience, i.e. I'm there: You hopefully know
what I'm talking about. 'vi' is convenient but maintenance using
'ed' is actually possible.
For those who are beyond my experience, i.e. I'll get there: You can
breathe commands in 'ed' without really thinking since it's
something you've had to do often enough already.
# Todd Whitesel
# toddpw @ best.com
BSD: You can't handle it.