Subject: Re: take2...
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
Date: 12/02/1999 10:58:49
> 5. The old /etc/rc style. Dispense with it. It's nothing but a
> speed hack, really,
Not at all. It's also an immense boon to humans that have to have
anything to do with the boot process. I've used SysV-style split-apart
boot scripts and I've used BSD-style monolithic boot scripts, and for
human frobbing, the BSD style is far easier. (Recently the BSD style
seems to be shattering; witness our /etc/netstart and SunOS
/etc/rc.boot. Every such split makes it that much harder for me to
figure out what I want to do and where.)
Sure, it's harder for mechanical frobbing. Not all systems consider
ease of mechanical access more important than ease of human access.
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