Subject: Re: take 2; which way should we go for /etc/rc...
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: R. C. Dowdeswell <email@example.com>
Date: 12/02/1999 23:40:40
I think that actually one large advantage that we can get from
PROVIDES/REQUIRES is that when you shutdown the system, there is
more information to work with so you can take short cuts.
I.e.: In SysV if I have:
Then, on shutdown it seems to me that there are implied dependencies
and the system would have to stop each service in turn.
Whereas with a PROVIDES/REQUIRES, the system would understand the
actual dependencies and could potentially run most of the shutdown
scripts in parallel, which could be a major win IMO -- keeping in
mind that a lot of the shutting down will be waiting.
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