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Re: ifupdown writes to /etc... a bug?

On Mon, Mar 10, 2003 at 09:41:32AM -0600, Steve Langasek wrote:
> I also think the "/var may not be mounted yet" argument is a cop-out.
> The FHS says that "Some portions of /var are not shareable
> between different systems", which seems to preclude the possibility that
> a network-mounted /var will work correctly *anyway*.

Mounting a directory from the network does not mean, that it is shared by
other systems. It simply means the physical storage is centralized, which
makes great many sence from the point of TCO and maintenance.

> All of the other non-config files stored in /etc have to be available
> before other filesystems are mounted.  Given that all local drives are
> mounted in the boot sequence before anything touches the network
> subsystem, I don't think this argument applies for /etc/network/ifstate.

since ifstate has other problems (for example it is unable to detect a
downed interface) the best way to deal with it, is to remove the state here
completely and check the actual interface configuration instead.

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