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Re: hurd-init

On Thu, Aug 10, 2000 at 07:34:13AM +0200, Tomasz Wegrzanowski wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 09, 2000 at 03:05:11PM +0100, Mo McKinlay wrote:
> > Nice, but unportable. One of my long-term goals is that this will
> > eventually become a candidate to be GNU init; which won't happen without
> > lots of conditionals if I opt to use RPC calls on HURD. Plus, I'm a lot
> > more au fais with FIFOs that I am with RPC ports. :)
> Here is the challenge : imho service manager (a.k.a. maybe-GNU init)
> should be used to start / stop ppp links, mount devices,

Nonononono! We have passive translators do to exactly that!

The need for init scripts should be comparatively small on the Hurd.
We don't want all the mess you find in Linux, and we don't need it.
Translator services are started up by demand.


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