Subject: RE: A report on implementing runlevels in NetBSD
To: 'Giles Lean' <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Reynolds, Scott <Scott.Reynolds@plexus.com>
Date: 12/03/1999 19:44:06
On Friday, 03 dec 1999, Giles Lean wrote:
> (iii) nobody agrees about _which_ runlevels should be available,
> and several are taken and are not available
> 0 shutdown
> 1/S single user mode
Levels 1 and s/S define distinct states. The former has file systems
required for multi-user operations mounted; the latter unmounts them. You
would use the "s" (or "S") state is recommended for system software
installation/updates on HP-UX and, if I recall correctly, on SCO.
> 2 former default multiuser (HP-UX 9.x, SCO?)
HP-UX 8.x perhaps; 9.x uses this as "multi-user without X".
> 3 current HP-UX default runlevel
For 9.x and later, this is the "multi-user with X" state.
> 5 ?? reserved by Solaris for something (or
> is this 4?)
Level 5 is "shut down and power off the system."
> 6 reboot (some OSes only, definitely SCO)
Same for HP-UX 10.x and Solaris 2.5.