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Re: Faster shutdown and the ubuntu "multiuser" update-rc.d extention

Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:

> Did you ever curse that Debian took so long to shut down, waiting for
> all the shutdown scripts to complete before the machine was ready to
> move?  Here is a simple recipe to help making sure your package do not
> slow down the shutdown.
> Most of the init.d scripts are simple scripts that during shutdown
> kill the process they started during boot.  But the default halt (0)
> and reboot (6) shutdown sequences will kill all processes on their own
> (in the sendsigs script), so there is normally no need for individual
> packages and init.d scripts to run at shutdown if all they need to do
> is to kill a daemon.  There might be exceptions, for example if the
> daemons need to stop in a given order, but that do not seem to be the
> case for most packages.

Are the five seconds that sendsigs waits between TERM and KILL enough to cleanly
shutdown *all* running services at the same time?


  Felipe Sateler

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