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Re: install/51214: Sysinst should add dhcpcd to rc.conf with -b flag.
The following reply was made to PR install/51214; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Joerg Sonnenberger <joerg%bec.de@localhost>
Cc: install-manager%netbsd.org@localhost, gnats-admin%netbsd.org@localhost,
Subject: Re: install/51214: Sysinst should add dhcpcd to rc.conf with -b flag.
Date: Fri, 3 Jun 2016 22:32:35 +0200
On Fri, Jun 03, 2016 at 08:20:00PM +0000, coypu%sdf.org@localhost wrote:
> dhcpcd in this form will block boot, wasting time for no reason.
I find this assertion to be quite strong and not necessarily correct.
For a server, one of the first non-trivial things after boot is often
ntpdate. It's about the only time when it can be done safely. Defaulting
to backgrounding the network would effectively break that.
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