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I apologize for the top-post, but its getting long. I second the motion for parallelized execution, but would like to go one better: named run-levels!
I spoke with seemant about this quite a few times, but it appears our volunteer was too busy:) I think this is worth a glance: www.winterdrache.de/linux/newboot
This does the parallels and I think that the need(8) function could reduce the stress of writing your own need scripts, which is the impression I got from checking out the current boot situation, and does one better than rgooch's scripts in that it does support the named runlevels also.(The link above actually used on the same page as the one Bart offered, but was removed in the last 6 months or so.)
Also I would like to note that while the ebuilds for baselayout are unstable,
versions 188.8.131.52-4 are still in package.mask, in case that was unattended.
On Fri, 21 Mar 2003 03:33:28 +0100
Bart Lauwers <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
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> How about paralellized execution of services that do not cross depend (to
> decrease time to boot)? Anyway some good ideas are here:
> Best regards,
> On Tuesday 18 March 2003 21:28, Martin Schlemmer wrote:
> > Hi
> > I just unmasked baselayout-184.108.40.206 and moved it to unstable. It should
> > be stable, but upgrades could be bumpy. PLEASE run etc-update after
> > install and update ALL config files.
> > New things for 1.8.6 release (just a quick list):
> > - Fully support Linux-2.5.xx kernels!
> > - Do not use tmpfs for caching anymore
> > - A nice looking /etc/issue, thanks to v|rus (bug #16806).
> > - Lots of fixes and improvements
> > If any issues, please let me know, or add a bug.
> > Regards,
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