Errrmmm.... Really, did you check the archives for the issue?
There used to be a real long thread on why/why not sysV style init
scripts. It produced not one but several flamewars iirc 8-)
In short - if we change from the present scheme, we want something better
than just stop and restart entry points for the scripts.
What happens if the restarting is not an atomic, independent act?
On Sat, 6 May 2000, Will Andrews wrote:
> I've noticed an inconsistency among our ports. It seems that not every port
> that installs rc.d startup scripts includes methods to not only startup,
> but also shutdown and/or restart, where appropriate. (Sent to -ports for
> ports hackers' opinions.)
> Shouldn't this sort of thing be standardized? And maybe a similar method be
> integrated into /etc/rc for restarting base system daemons? (Sent to
> -current for src hackers' opinions.)
> Please continue specific discussion on either of these in their own list,
> or if reply is general Cc both.
> Will Andrews <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> GCS/E/S @d- s+:+>+:- a--->+++ C++ UB++++ P+ L- E--- W+++ !N !o ?K w---
> ?O M+ V-- PS+ PE++ Y+ PGP+>+++ t++ 5 X++ R+ tv+ b++>++++ DI+++ D+
> G++>+++ e->++++ h! r-->+++ y?
> To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> with "unsubscribe freebsd-current" in the body of the message
To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED]
with "unsubscribe freebsd-current" in the body of the message