On Sun, 7 Dec 2003, Chris PeBenito wrote:
> On Tue, 2003-12-02 at 13:08, david@... wrote:
> > On Tue, Dec 02, 2003 at 12:04:35PM -0700, AJ Armstrong wrote:
> > > On 2 Dec 2003 11:44, david@... emitted:
> > >
> > > > ex: do we really need 500 lines of bash sourced so we can have colored
> > > > [ OK ]
> > > > I don't think this is really necessary.
> > >
> > > Not only is it unnecessary, but I think it is _wrong_ if the code is running
> > > in an embedded environment. I think we should be starting with what is
> > > absolutely required for a system to boot as the baselayout - no frills, no
> > > pretification. Those could perhaps be build as optional ebuilds that can be
> > > emerged _after_ baselayout for those whose target platforms can support them.
> I agree with this. I'm thinking that baselayout-lite would probably
> just have one init script, rc.sysinit or the like. There's not very
> many systems that would have/need additional runlevels. So a good place
> might be to extract stuff out of /sbin/rc, and other regular baselayout
> scripts and merge into one script.
> Solar has also suggested looking at the buildroot baselayout, but I have
> been bogged down by my classwork, so I haven't looked yet.
> > Well I'm not sure where to draw the line...
> > do we want to still have /var/run PID functionality for example ? Or should we
> > leave that up to the embedded user... it could most likely be
> > implemented in a few lines of bash.
> > or maybe some sort of busybox like funcitonality with symlinks... i.e.
> > /etc/init.d/busyinit
> > /etc/init.d/network -> /etc/init.d/busyinit
> This is another good idea :) Especially since busybox is most likely
> going to get heavy use. /var/run may or not be around; with something
> real simple, without the classic /etc/init.d services, it probably
> doesn't need to.
Consider also, that busybox includes minit (another init), better as the
default init, has dependency checking between services, parallel startup
of services, as I understand it. Wach service has it's own subdirectory
where the config/dependency files can be placed
To integrate it with a full-blown SysVinit system each service could
provide both configs, a sysvinit startup script, and a, let's say minit
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