Waiki Wright píše v Út 06. 09. 2011 v 18:27 -0400:
> Hello Dan,
> I saw your name in one of the bugs related to device_cio_free.conf and
> hope that you may be able to answer my question. If you prefer me to
> send my inquire to a mailing list, please let me know.
I'm sending the reply to mailing list, so more people can comment.
> I am using s390utils-1.8.2-28.el6.s390x package and I am wondering if
> there will be a race condition between rcS and device_cio_free.
> The device_cio_free.conf file said that it will start when rcS.conf is
> # free all devices on startup
> start on starting rcS
> console output
> exec /sbin/device_cio_free
> However, in the /sbin/device_cio_free script, it depends on /proc is
> mounted before the script is called:
> if [ ! -f $BLACKLIST ]; then
> echo "Error: $BLACKLIST kernel interface doesn't exist"
> exit 2
> If the file system is mounted later (from rcS), then device_cio_free
> script will fail. So should it be better if
> device_cio_free.conf to start on after /proc is mounted?
> Your thought?
Your conclusion looks logical. However this upstart job was proposed by
our upstart maintainer when I asked him for a solution to the following
problem: need to start an action before the system will try to mount
non-root filesystem devices or bring network interfaces up. Also it
shouldn't interfere with the startup process on primary arches.
Staring with Fedora 15 there is a systemd solution, see
device_cio_free.service in s390utils-1.14.0-1.fc16