[PATCH] Overriding rc.conf in loader
韓家標 Bill Hacker
askbill at conducive.net
Sun Nov 4 13:57:58 PST 2007
Marcin Wisnicki wrote:
> On Sun, 04 Nov 2007 16:08:30 +0000, Marcin Wisnicki wrote:
>> With it, you can override any rc variable from loader.conf by prefixing
> Err, I meant loader prompt. Doing it in loader.conf would be kinda
> pointless ;)
Actually, it is loader prompt that's 'kinda pointless' from 12,000 miles away,
whilst customizing a few rc'ish things - *locally* - not via patching everyone
else's *BSD universe, has worked well for a VLT.
Think of an extra ATT/Linux style 'runlevel' (their usage, not ours) that gets
you to an austere multi *first* so you can at least be assured of remote ssh
capability and a usable CLI editor (mined, compiled static) even if you've
broken something heavier or a secondary RAID array has gone walkabout.
Lotta stuff being done in rc that can be deferred. Especially if it requires
libs on a slice that might sometimes not get mounted.... sshd to name one.
Essential, given the cost of airfare, time enroute, and decent IP kvm's or IPMI
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