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Re: a place for a package directory in root

On Thu, Sep 01, 2005 at 09:11:31PM +0000, Joerg Sommer wrote:
> It seems there is a misunderstanding. bootchart is a shell script that is
> started as init (kernel prompt init=/sbin/bootchart), which then forks
> the real init to start the real boot process. While init does its work
> bootchart collects some data about cpu load and hard disk usage, and
> (now) writes them to /run. After the boot process has ended, bootchart
> packs the data, stores them in a file in the real filesystem and quits.

> After the boot process there might be processes they rely on a mounted
> /run, because bootchart can't unmount it. But we need it before init is
> started, becaus we want to watch init what it does.

Hrm.  If this information is all just being copied to the real
filesystem at the end of the boot process anyway, why does it need to
write it out to disk instead of just storing it in memory, anyway?

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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