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From: Roy Marples <uberlord@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] baselayout-1.12.5 sucks
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2006 08:17:37
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] baselayout-1.12.5 sucks by "Noack
On Monday 25 September 2006 08:35, Noack, Sebastian wrote:
> The workaround is to hack /etc/init.d/checkroot to call `dmesg -n 1` on > startup, even though in /etc/conf.d/rc is a variable RC_DMESG_LOGLEVEL > which is set to "1" by default, but it doesn't affect anything.
RC_DMESG_LEVEL is the correct variable - conf.d/rc is in error and will be fixed in the next version.
> The other reason is, that independent from which net.*-scripts are > attached to a runlevel, at least one net.*-script besides net.lo becomes > started according to RC_NET_STRICT_CHECKING="no" [1] in /etc/conf.d/rc. > Such behaviour shouldn't be the default. If I want a distro where > anything happens automatically, I would use Ubunto or Suse. Furthermore > it isn't even possible to stop this behaviour by setting > RC_NET_STRICT_CHECKING to "none" or "lo" [1].
RC_STRICT_NET_CHECKING controls what the "net" dependency fullfills - it does not and never has started anything automatically. I believe this new behaviour you are seeing is called COLDPLUG when this happens at boot time and HOTPLUG there after. These have simple yes/no settings in conf.d/rc. Please note that baselayout doesn't actually do any hot/cold plugging itself - it merely controls udev/hotplug to some extent.
> The workaround therefore is to set RC_PLUG_SERVICES="!net.*" in > /etc/conf.d/rc.
Yes, that allows COLDPLUG/HOTPLUG on everything but net services - it's used for fine tuning if you like. This is also documented in /etc/conf.d/rc Thanks -- Roy Marples <uberlord@g.o> Gentoo/Linux Developer (baselayout, networking) -- gentoo-dev@g.o mailing list