Subject: Re: run levels (was Re: The new rc.d stuff...)
To: Perry E. Metzger <>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/24/2000 12:09:18
On Mon, Apr 24, 2000 at 12:54:22AM -0400, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> I've never seen run levels used for any good purpose in any System V
> installation, and I've worked on some pretty huge installations.

Minor objection: (Some flavours of) Linux systems seem to use run-levels
to switch the X console on and off. On older NetBSD systems different from
both the Sun-style consoles (like NetBSD/Amiga; where the X server can 
cleanly shut out getty on the console) and wscons I've wished for some
mechanism like this.