[PATCH] Fancy rc startup (revisited)

Peter Jeremy peterjeremy at optushome.com.au
Sun May 13 18:49:17 UTC 2007

On 2007-May-12 21:40:30 -0500, Dan Nelson <dnelson at allantgroup.com> wrote:
>Taken to an extreme, you have Solaris 10, where you get the kernel's
>copyright message, smf kicks off all the startup scripts in parallel
>(subject to dependency rules) in the background, their output goes into
>individual logfiles, and all you see is the login: prompt at the
>console :)

I haven't played with Solaris 10 but IMHO, Solaris 8 and Solaris 9
take the quiet startup too far: You get a few lines of output then
nothing (no obvious signs of activity) for what seems like hours...
This can be very disconcerting when things have been changed and
you are not confident that it's going to work at all.  I far prefer
at least some indication that things are proceeding.

Peter Jeremy
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