refactoring rc.sysinit

Bill Nottingham notting at
Thu Feb 10 22:20:27 UTC 2005

Josh Aas (josha at said: 
> The following is a proposal for modularizing Red Hat's 
> /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit script. This proposal solves the problem of having 
> to patch rc.sysinit and respin the RPM when modifying the rc.sysinit 
> process (instead, simply add a script to a directory).

Thinking about it some more, I don't see *that* much need for modularizing
rc.sysinit; that's orthogonal to a rcS.d. Most of what rc.sysinit
does isn't really something to be made optional.

> - Each chunk of rc.sysinit would be a file in a directory 
> "/etc/rc.d/init.d", prefixed by "boot.". So, the "example" section of 
> rc.sysinit would be "/etc/rc.d/init.d/boot.example"

As stated before, I don't see the need for the 'boot' prefix.


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