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Re: Primer needed on modconf and friends.



On Sat, Mar 09, 2002 at 05:38:42PM -0800, Bill Moseley wrote:
> Is there a good summary document that explains modconf and /etc/modules.conf 
> in Debian? 
>
> [snip about modules]

Sorry, I'm working in the blind there myself ... but:

> My wife just gave me a blank stare when I discussed this with her, so allow 
> me to ask something else:
> 
> In the /etc/rc*.d directories there are both K and S symlinks.  I always 
> assumed if you went from, say, runlevel 2 to run level 3 first all the 
> /etc/rc2.d/K* scripts were called with "stop" and then all the /etc/rc3.d/S* 
> scripts are run.  I read in the Debian Policy Manual 10.3.1 that's not how it 
> works.  Instead going from runlevel 2 to 3, all the K's are run in rc3.d and 
> then all the S scripts in rc3.d.
> 
> This seems counter intuitive to me.  Can someone explain why it works that 
> way?

To me this makes perfect sense. The K's tell you what you don't want in
a runlevel, the S's tell you what you do want. In your interpretation,
if level 2 had service foo started (i.e., it has: S<number>foo), and 3
didn't (so it has K<number>foo), it would never get stopped going from 2
to 3. If you follow the manual, foo will always be running in level 2,
and never in level 3.

-- 
Note that I use Debian version 3.0
Linux mus 2.4.17mvz2 #1 Wed Feb 27 17:41:43 CET 2002 i686 unknown

Matijs



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