Subject: Re: Not quite sure where to send this
To: Greywolf <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Luke Mewburn <email@example.com>
Date: 08/17/2002 14:46:56
On Fri, Aug 16, 2002 at 11:27:07AM -0700, Greywolf wrote:
| Martin, danke!
| I'm going over the problem, and it seems there are several other
| scripts in /etc/rc which could trigger this behaviour. I'm not so
| sure that doing this going forward is such a hot idea. It's prone
| to frailty (downinterfaces is a perfect example of this).
| I have a question:
| rc_fast_and_loose's purpose is to avoid spawning a subshell for each
| script. Is this measure done in order to avoid the overhead associated
| with the fork(), or is it to avoid the constant re-reading of rc.conf?
The former (reducing fork())
load_rc_conf() only loads rc.conf once.