Subject: Re: correct "direction" of barriers in rc.d
To: Luke Mewburn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Todd Vierling <email@example.com>
Date: 03/21/2002 18:11:48
On Thu, 21 Mar 2002, Luke Mewburn wrote:
: FWIW: What I objected to in the original discussion with Jason (a year
: or so ago) abouting converting a bunch of the rc.d scripts to using
: "BEFORE" instead of "REQUIRE" was that at the time the plan was
: presented it seemed to me to be a minor semantic difference (in the
: manner of perl's "if (!foo)" vs "unless (foo)"), and I preferred
: consistency in the base system startup scripts.
Right, I understood that.
I think in this case that the barrier scripts were simply creating `too
tight' of a web of dependencies, since they were almost exclusively
top-down, and it wasn't possible to yank a script without hacking the
I wouldn't, of course, want to reverse the dependencies of things like
nfsd->rpcbind and so forth. Those ones are very obvious. 8-)
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