Subject: Re: A report on implementing runlevels in NetBSD
To: Reynolds, Scott <Scott.Reynolds@plexus.com>
From: Giles Lean <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/04/1999 15:50:34
On Fri, 3 Dec 1999 19:44:06 -0600 "Reynolds, Scott" wrote:
> Some clarification:
OK, so in there we pick out that Solaris steals both runlevels 5 and 6
to do hardware stuff, and S and 0 aren't quite the same thing.
I had glossed over the fact that HP-UX has had different default
runlevels depending on the OS revision and the architecture. I didn't
think anyone would really have wanted to know. (In case you care, as
of HP-UX 10.X software installation is now done in multiuser mode. :-)
So of the 0-6 runlevels, 0, 5 and 6 aren't available. The vendor
might otherwise use up some or all of 1, 2 and 3.
Whatever NetBSD chooses to do, it should choose it and do it. Looking
to the SysV based commercial systems for direction even on such a SysV
thing as runlevels is going to lose.
Giles (thank heavens nobody mentioned AIX!)