On Tue, Mar 18, 2008 at 05:57:38PM -0400, Terry Moore wrote: > In any event, I might have misunderstood, but I don't see how one can add > additional behavior to init(8) [pulling in the functionality of reboot(8), > in this example] without something like: > > a) having the person making the extension change source code in init(8), This is what I mean. We're not talking about much; reboot/shutdown just runs rc.shutdown, kills some processes, and/or calls reboot(2). We either move that code to init, or have init call the existing reboot(8) on receipt of the signal, making reboot called as a user into a signal-sending wrapper (the latter is your very basic sysv-style init). The extensibility is in the rc mechanism, just as now. I'm not suggesting every admin does this themselves, though, which is maybe what you're worried about? This would be a change in -current, if it goes ahead. -- Dan.
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