Subject: Re: "fixing" the network shutdown problems with rc.d
To: David Brownlee <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 04/11/2000 23:52:26
David Brownlee wrote:

> 	It works well for NetBSD scripts, but what about people dropping
> 	in third party rc.d scripts?
> 	One not entirely clean option might be to set 'RC_SHUTDOWN' in
> 	the environment and run with a "stop" arg, and the scripts can
> 	key off that.
> 	No perfect solution :(
> 	I'm probably inclined to keep "shutdown" as its cleaner, but we
> 	need to be aware of the third part issue...

My first thought was maybe go back to the IGNORES idea I started
with, but third party scripts already need to be modified to handle
PROVIDES/REQUIRES, so adding shutdown handling may not be too bad.  As
Robert Elz said, the set of scripts that actually require shutdown
processing is quite small (typically databases).