[Exherbo-dev] Fwd: Initsystem features
ciaran.mccreesh at blueyonder.co.uk
Tue Mar 4 13:13:23 GMT 2008
On Tue, 4 Mar 2008 12:07:31 +0100
"Bryan Østergaard" <bryan.ostergaard at gmail.com> wrote:
> Events should include:
> * Insertion and removal of devices
> * Changes in network configuration
> * Events for startup and shutdown / reboot
> * Events for crashes? (crashed services, we'd need to define
> what we mean by crashed)
> * Time/date events? (I don't see any utility of this but it
> would be fairly easy to add if deemed useful)
* Events that can only be triggered by the user.
> - Bash based initscripts
> - /etc/conf.d/* support (would work just like in Gentoo)
Just like? One of the annoying things with Gentoo is how conf.d and
init.d contain package-installed content that gets modified by the
user. How about two dirs, and selecting from the user dir if the file
exists there and the package dir otherwise?
> - Flexible dependency system (how flexible should it be? do we need
> anything beyond runtime deps, and, or, blocking and some kind of
Optional (order-only) deps.
> /etc/events.d/ contains initscripts
> /etc/conf.d/ contains initscript configuration
> /etc/initium/ contains initsystem configuration (groups,
> configuration on when to restart or kill services and so on)
Two dirs would be nice for all of these.
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