Subject: Re: rc.shutdown isn't enough.
To: NetBSD Userlevel Technical Discussion List <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 04/25/1999 23:22:14
>With several anonymous run levels then init only needs to track the
>current state, and all the scripts invoked by /etc/inittab "do the right
>thing" and hopefully at the right time, including the controlling all
>the legal state transitions.  Any fixed definition of states and state
>transitions will either never be flexible enough for everyone, or will
>be far too complex and bloated to be usable.

hear hear!  and with a solaris machine (solaris sucks ;-) that's not
"properly" configured, going to single user or "init level 1" from
multi-user or "init level 3" does nothing.  and it's dreadful.

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