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Author: Rainer Weikusat
To: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] Reaping orphan processes.
capercally.bleery670@??? writes:
> On Tue, Mar 07, 2023 at 03:22:53PM +0000, Rainer Weikusat via Dng wrote:
>> > Traditionally, this type of daemon would remain in foreground until it
>> > was functional, and then doublefork itself, at which time sysvinit
>> > would run the next daemon.
>> That's an urban myth. There is no such convention and "daemon readiness"
>> isn't a well-defined concept. Current implementations of SysV-RC start
>> jobs in parallell (and have for some time).
> The traditional symlinks and sequence numbers are still there, though.
> What purpose do they serve, then? At what point does rc proceed from
> handling /etc/rc2.d/S02unbound to /etc/rc2.d/S03cron ? (or is there such
> a distinct point at all?)

This depends on how the system is configured. By default, startpar is
used to run scripts which are independent of each other (as determined by
reading the dependency files generated by insserv from script LSB
headers) in parallell. If the file /etc/init.d/.legacy-bootordering
exists or if concurrency=none was passed on the kernel command line, the
scripts will be started one-by-one in the order of their sequence numbers
(ie in the order the names will be returned when expanding the shell
patterns K* and S*).