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Re: [PATCH] Simple parallellized boot sequence (and a plea for LSB complience)

On Thu, Aug 25, 2005 at 09:34:18AM +0200, Tollef Fog Heen wrote:

> Well, it was an example.  Another example involving X would be if you
> use a font server.

> Other examples could be ppp, which on my system would have to wait
> until fcdsl is loaded, while on other systems might wait for setserial
> to run and the serial device be available.  In some cases, bind9 might
> need to wait until all your network devices are up (if you run it as
> non-root), so it would have to wait for ppp, but not in all setups.

> Services accessed as CGI scripts through apache (think zope, possibly
> schoolbell) should cause apache2 | httpd-server to wait for them.

> Those are a few examples why I think we need dynamic and not just
> static dependencies.  X was just an easy target.

Which of these can't be handled as opportunistic dependencies, though?
The proposed implementation provided means for specifying services that
should be started first *if* they're available.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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