Re: Switching the default startup method
On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 07:43:25PM +0200, Luk Claes wrote:
> Martin Wuertele wrote:
> > It's easy to maintain, it doesn't require a bunch of symlinks like
> > sysv-rc nor does it require the magic of insserv, it is easy to change
> > the order in which services are started without time-consuming resolving
> > dependencies (eg linksys WRT54GS v1.1, asus wl500g boot pretty fast with
> > it).
> There is no reason to use insserv on embedded systems, though if you do,
> you could create the image somewhere else on a fast machine and don't
> have the draw backs of time-consuming resolving dependencies AFAICS?
This is not always a viable development model for embedded development.
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