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From: Joshua Kinard <kumba@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: Let's redesign the entire filesystem!
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2012 12:52:40
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: Let's redesign the entire filesystem! by Rich Freeman
On 03/14/2012 13:59, Rich Freeman wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 1:29 PM, Zac Medico <zmedico@g.o> wrote: >> On 03/14/2012 10:11 AM, Maxim Kammerer wrote: >>> What's wrong with: >>> * having an "early mounts" list file >>> * having an "early modules" list file >>> * init system in early boot (e.g., OpenRC in loading "early >>> modules" and mounting "early mounts" from /etc/fstab >> >> You're assuming that the /sbin/init hasn't migrated to /usr/sbin/init. >> Other that that, it sounds like a perfect solution if you're in the "I'd >> rather die than use an initramfs" camp. > > Well, anybody is welcome to create any replacement/addition for > (/usr)/sbin/init or (/usr)/sbin/rc that they wish. If you make it > good enough, perhaps others will even use it. > > Beyond that, anything else is just a suggestion. In the end the folks > writing udev and systemd are writing code, which gets them a lot > further than emails do... :)
Debian has a small, yet fairly unique little package called "file-rc" that replaces their more traditional init system with a single text file, /etc/runlevels, to manage system services. A small utility runs that parses the text file and sets up the /etc/rc.x symlinks for you, based on that file. Fairly novel little package. Wholly-incompatible with Gentoo's system, without fully replacing OpenRC, but I would actually be interested in seeing something like this on Gentoo (such as something that simply parses and executes rc-update to change things). -- Joshua Kinard Gentoo/MIPS kumba@g.o 4096R/D25D95E3 2011-03-28 "The past tempts us, the present confuses us, the future frightens us. And our lives slip away, moment by moment, lost in that vast, terrible in-between." --Emperor Turhan, Centauri Republic


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