Author: Rainer Weikusat
Subject: Re: [DNG] Reaping orphan processes.
Steve Litt <slitt@???> writes:
> Sysvinit and Epoch don't parallel start, so on these two you're right,
> they could slow down boot a lot.
sysvinit is a program and it doesn't start anything except what's
defined in /etc/inittab. This is done without waiting for anything, ie,
once one child has been forked, the next will be forked.
The sysv-rc process control system that's usually driven by sysvinit
does run scripts in parallell unless configured otherwise. This has been
the case since at least 2019:
sysvinit (2.95-6) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Dmitry Bogatov ]
* sysv-rc: assume `startpar' is installed into PATH
-- Dmitry Bogatov <KAction@???> Fri, 23 Aug 2019 16:26:28 +0000
[startpar being the program used to run init.d scripts in parallell]