cvs commit: src/etc/rc.d

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Thu Oct 11 14:25:27 PDT 2007

In message <alpine.BSF.0.9999.0710101744420.8687 at qbhto.arg>, Doug Barton writes

>If you truly want to run something literally before everything else, we'd 
>have to create something new, which perhaps is what you were getting at 
>above. Before we add such a thing though, I'd like to get an idea of why 
>it would be needed.

I originally added /etc/rc.early to have a way to do things that
needed to happen before fsck, such as arming watchdogs, tweaking
drive parameters or get crypto key material necessary for filesystem

None of these things seems necessary today.

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