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Re: faster boot

On Tue, Oct 21, 2003 at 05:08:11AM +0200, Thomas Hood wrote:
> On Tue, 2003-10-21 at 02:44, Russell Coker wrote:
> > Surely if a daemon takes a long time before it detaches from it's terminal and 
> > "goes daemon", then you can have a parent process put it in the background 
> > and direct it's output to some convenient log file.
> System V initscripts must not return until the services they start
> are ready to use.  Otherwise running initscript Y after initscript
> X from /etc/rc?.d/ doesn't guarantee that Y can make use of X.
> Providing such guarantees is the whole point of the system.  (Or
> have I somehow missed your point?)

Of course there is a major violation already in Debian.

See pcmcia-cs init script:
It returns before it finish initialization.

In slow ISA system, I had problem and root cause was this :-)


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