when the sshd hits the fan

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-stable-local at be-well.ilk.org
Wed Sep 23 19:13:37 UTC 2015

Glenn English <ghe at slsware.net> writes:

> On Sep 23, 2015, at 10:00 AM, Michael Loftis <mloftis at wgops.com> wrote:
>> That's the most common thing, RC scripts hanging waiting on external
>> resources while you're locked out simply because sshd starts
>> ridiculously late. Very common problem.
> If properly configed, shouldn't things come up in order, with their
> dependencies already running? Or is specifying boot order not possible
> on FBSD?

Yes; that's done with rcorder(8). The startup order isn't completely
defined, just the dependencies that require being started before (or,
occasionally, after) some other service.

> I can certainly understand the possible need for SSH, just for incase,
> but I'd think things could be set to do stuff in the proper
> order. Except for cyclic dependencies, of course -- a significant bug
> for the maintainers.

The discussion here is whether the "proper order" should be changed from
the current default. As for cycles in the graph, rcorder already detects

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