Interesting article on boot ordering

David T Hollis dhollis at
Fri Sep 19 01:27:15 UTC 2003 

Really interesting concept - using make to sort out the dependencies for 
startup and to run things in parallel when possible.  With just a few 
moments of thinking about it, I could imagine a core Makefile that lists 
out the dependencies (lots of crap needs network, nfsd needs portmap, 
etc) and then each runlevel just defining a target that lists the 
services needed and including the core and voila!  Certainly not exactly 
that simple but an interesting thought.  Could also provide a means to 
solve the problem discussed recently about network interface ordering 
and doing things after their boot.

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