Reasons to preseve X on tty7

Kostas Georgiou k.georgiou at
Wed Oct 29 11:20:13 UTC 2008

On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 10:35:39AM +0100, Hans de Goede wrote:

> Richard Hughes wrote:
>> mean we are still loading sendmail, isdn, nfslock, and all other legacy
>> stuff in ten years time.
> Talking about the nfs (and related rpc daemons) I recently had a good 
> idea for those, some will hate it, but those are the people who so no to 
> anything looking like progress, so I say lets just ignore them.
> This idea is taken from some work I've done recently to stop the iscsi 
> related daemons from starting unnecessary be default, something which has 
> become relevant as the libvirt stuff drags in iscsi-initiator-utils on 
> very installation that has libvirt, of which there are quite a few.
> So the idea is to patch all the initscripts which currently only get 
> started by default for NFS, to as the first thing in their start method 
> grep for nfs in /etc/fstab and if that is not found exit quietly without 
> doing anything further.
> Then to make manual mounting of nfs exports not in fstab work properly, 
> the suggested fix is to patch mount to check if the necessary daemons are 
> running and if not start them. Since this will probably turn out to be 
> distro specific I think it would be best to have a checknfsdaemons shell 
> script in some standard location provided by the distro and let mount 
> call that before each nfs mount. (Oh the horror an additional entire fork 
> and exec on each nfs mount, hello people this is going over the network, 
> forget about the fork and exec cost, thank you).

You are forgetting autofs in your scheme, my systems never have nfs in
/etc/fstab but if nfs doesn't start the machines are useless. Why not
let people do /sbin/chkconfig nfs on|off instead of trying to guess what
they want.

Kostas Georgiou

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