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Re: RFC: OpenRC as Init System for Debian

On Thu, 2012-04-26 at 18:09 +0100, Jon Dowland wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 07:05:55PM +0200, Svante Signell wrote:
> > Init is about the boot of the computer, right? Who is stupid enough to
> > put in a usb stick _during_ the boot? We need to separate boot from
> > adding/removing peripheral devices!
> I've no idea why that would be stupid.
> If I were booting a computer and intended to use some USB peripherals, I
> may very well do the plugging prior to boot finishing. Whilst I go off and
> make a cup of tea, because the boot STILL takes too long.

If it takes that long time you might consider coreboot!

> What sounds stupid to me is having a brittle system that can actually be
> disrupted by plugging in a USB stick whilst it's booting!

They shouldn't, inserting an USB during boot should not result in an
action whatsoever.
> Note that I don't necessarily need the hotplugged USB stick to be
> available *to the system* during boot - perhaps the plumbing that mounts
> it hasn't been started up yet. (And hopefully that GDM3 bug that mounted
> disks as the Debian-gdm3 has gone now.)

Dunno about gdm3 bug, sorry.

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