Doug Barton wrote: > ntpd[ate] is a very difficult thing to order, because a lot of things > need/want accurate time before they start, and yet by definition, ntp is > a network protocol so it has a lot of other dependencies before it can > even start. A lot of the things that ntp depends on (like network) want > logging before they start, but syslog wants accurate time before IT > starts... and we spiral back in time infinitely.
Technically, syslog only has a soft dependency on the current time, since the time is looked up each event, rather than being cached. So it has a dependency, but it's not one that prevent syslog from running or providing some minimal/degraded service level. > > This is a known shortcoming in the new rc system. Luke Mewburn > > commented on it in a talk recently but does not yet have a > > satisfactory solution. > > Can you describe in more detail what you mean by "this is a known > shortcoming?" I believe he means the distinction between "soft" ("would like") vs. "hard" ("absolutely cannot run if not present") dependencies. The new rc system fails to make such distinctions: it doesn't have a high enough granularity to its dependency classification. -- Terry _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"