refactoring rc.sysinit

Nils Philippsen nphilipp at
Mon Feb 14 14:38:21 UTC 2005

On Fri, 2005-02-11 at 15:22 -0500, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> Nils Philippsen (nphilipp at said: 
> > In the past, I found myself in some situations where I would have loved
> > to do things before or after a certain stage in rc.sysinit. How things
> > were, I had to change the file itself which either made me retrofit
> > these changes to a new rc.sysinit or lead to surprises when updating
> > initscripts.
> Got example usage cases? I'm just skeptical of making things more
> complicated and slower if the only usage cases are theoretical.

Oh, it's been quite a while and my memories in that area are sketchy at
best. I guess it's been stuff like devfs, wanting to have hdparm before
fsck and such.

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