HEADS UP: set_rcvar() removed from rc.subr

Doug Barton dougb at FreeBSD.org
Sat Jan 14 09:06:00 UTC 2012


Per discussion in freebsd-rc@, I have removed set_rcvar() from rc.subr.
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.

I have no plans to MFC this change, so it should only affect users who
are actually on 10-current. If you have scripts in /usr/local/etc/rc.d
(which if you have ports installed you almost certainly do) ...

to make the change by hand, change this:




I didn't bump PORTREVISIONs because the change only applies to HEAD. But
all of the ports are updated, so if you can't figure out how to make the
change, just reinstall it.



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