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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: Robert Elz <kre%munnari.OZ.AU@localhost>
Subject: Re: install/51214: Sysinst should add dhcpcd to rc.conf with -b flag.
Date: Sat, 04 Jun 2016 11:41:56 +0700
Date: Sat, 4 Jun 2016 03:20:01 +0000 (UTC)
| Don't we have a notion of mountcritical which could work for NFS case?
Those (mountcritlocal and mountcritremote) make sure that the mounts happen
before they are required to be used elsewhere, they have nothing to do with
delaying mount attempts until the network is ready.
| I'm unsure what is the reason for ntp/ntpdate to be so critical.
Lots of things fail to work correctly if the time is not monotonically
increasing. Unlike ntpd, ntpdate will step the clock, forward or backward,
as needed (which is exactly what it should do, when run before anything else
is started, or as little else as possible.)
| That is also another thing that could be background+retry if not
No, it is important, and it depends upon the network being configured.
Don't be in such a big rush to make things happen more quickly than they
should, NetBSD already boots to a runnable state much quicker than most
other systems, and in general there are reasons for the sequence. Sure,
there are things that could start in parallel (but you might not gain quite
as much as you think doing that) but getting it all right is not as simple
as it seems.
| (while here, a third candidate is powerd).
That ons potentially could start slower (I think) but does its startup time
really matter? I cannot recall ever noticing any kind of delay from
powerd starting up (there's probably more time spent writing to the console
that it is starting, than actually starting it...)
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