svn commit: r230103 - head/etc

Doug Barton dougb at
Sat Jan 14 22:03:22 UTC 2012

On 01/14/2012 04:11, Sergey Kandaurov wrote:
> On 14 January 2012 12:59, Doug Barton <dougb at> wrote:
>> Author: dougb
>> Date: Sat Jan 14 08:59:02 2012
>> New Revision: 230103
>> URL:
>> Log:
>>  Now that its callers have been udpated, remove set_rcvar().
>>  The concept of set_rcvar() was nice in theory, but the forks
>>  it creates are a drag on the startup process, which is especially
>>  noticeable on slower systems, such as embedded ones.
>> Modified:
>>  head/etc/rc.subr
> Hi,
> rc(8) and rc.subr(8) still reference this function.

Not any more. :)  I ran out of steam last night, and so I'm finishing up
the doc stuff today. But thanks for the reminder.

> Also, it would be fine to have some adoption to the new
> set_rcvar-less order like printing The Big Warning and
> still doing its job in Y.x branch and stop doing anything
> in the next Y+1.x branch.

If that becomes necessary, we can certainly do it. This is early enough
in the 10-current cycle that I think we should be able to catch all the
stragglers well before 10-release, and I personally have no plans to MFC
the removal of set_rcvar from rc.subr. But, you know what they say about
the best-laid plans ....



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