Subject: Re: PROPOSAL: /etc/rc, /etc/init.d/*, ...
To: Charles M. Hannum <>
From: Luke Mewburn <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 12/03/1999 07:35:44
Charles M. Hannum writes:
> I'm not completely convinced that's true.  If a script doesn't
> implement `dumpstart' or `dumpstop', mkrc could simply add the
> `/etc/init.d/foo st{art,op}' command instead.  Actually, I wonder why
> it doesn't do this anyway; the speed issue just can't be that large.

I hadn't considered doing that (adding /etc/init.d/foo st{art,op} if
dumpstart returning nothing or a non-zero exit code). It sounds
reasonable; I'll take a look.

Just FYI: there was a speed issue in booting; my SS10/50 took about
twice the time to boot by running "/etc/init.d/* start" than running
the generated rc. I can't recall if the former was using the
`faststart' hack at the time. Further investigation should be be done.