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Re: usplash in desktop task?

On Wed, May 9, 2007 8:23, Joey Hess said:
> David Härdeman wrote:
>> The 15-sec timeout are not really bugs in the sense that they'll degrade
>> anything (it just doesn't look pretty).
> Having a system that randomly[1] flips out of the pretty graphics that a
> user has come to expect and into some text mode thing that might as well
> look like the system crashed, is not a particuarly good thing.
> [1] Due to a DVD being in the drive, dhcp taking longer than expected, a
>     DNS lookup having to timeout, etc.

I think the vast majority of those cases could be "fixed" by simply
changing the default timeout to a minute or two...

>> I think the biggest issue to
>> solve here is fsck (and I think it could be solved with some shell
>> trickery).
> If you mean detecting a fsck and handling it somehow, and dropping the
> 15 second timeout, I agree.

Yes, that's what I mean. I'll see if I have time to create a patch to the
checkroot/checkfs initscripts...

David Härdeman

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