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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: christos%zoulas.com@localhost (Christos Zoulas)
To: Joerg Sonnenberger <joerg%bec.de@localhost>, gnats-bugs%NetBSD.org@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 17:05:17 -0400
On Jun 3, 10:32pm, joerg%bec.de@localhost (Joerg Sonnenberger) wrote:
-- Subject: Re: install/51214: Sysinst should add dhcpcd to rc.conf with -b f
| 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.
Absolutely right here. Make that change and all the networking daemons
that expect to find an address at boot will fail. There are many daemons
that will not even rescan the interface list when it acquires a new
address. It is time we fixed them, perhaps designing some API that would
help with some tasks.
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