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Re: The future of non-dependency-based boot

On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 12:13:09PM +0200, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> Roger Leigh <rleigh@codelibre.net> writes:
> As a side note I have a use case at work where static order seems to be
> needed. We build boot images for network boot of clusters. During boot
> additional files can be copied from NFS into the system including boot
> scripts. When using dependency based boot order the numbers for boot
> scripts change a lot depending on the boot image (include support for
> lustre, ha, slurm, ... and each gets a different order). That makes it
> impossible (or at least a lot harder) to copy in the same generic boot
> scripts from NFS into different images since the name needs to be
> different for each case. The boot scripts would have to be reordered
> during boot.

So do your boot scripts declare the correct dependency information
in the LSB header?  With dependency based boot, the numbers are
meaningless other than for ordering.  The fact that they change is
to be expected.  Are you running insserv to update the ordering?


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