Subject: Re: rc.shutdown isn't enough.
To: None <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 04/26/1999 10:09:45
: 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.

And FWIW, "single user mode" is more or less defined to be "/ mounted ro,
all other fs's unmounted", which is contrary to the original request of
leaving filesystems mounted when descending to single user mode.

"There's a mount command, use it...."  :)

-- Todd Vierling (Personal; Bus.