On 2004-09-21 14:18, Markie <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > "Giorgos Keramidas" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > | > After running my program in the rc.d mount script I then did a > | > > | > . /etc/rc.conf > | > > | > but rc.conf doesn't get reloaded. > | > | The /etc/rc script is a ``driver script'' that loads rc.conf before teh > | mount script has a chance to run. Even if you reload rc.conf in the > | mountd script this cannot affect the parent process that runs /etc/rc. > > Oh I think I see what you're saying, it's kind of like variable scope, > right? When I do . /etc/rc.conf in mountcritlocal that's loading the file, > but only for that script? It's not actually replacing the variables at all, > right?
They're environment variables and that's how environment variables work in UNIX. Environment variables can be changed in a process and this will affect all the processes spawned off by the one with the changed environment but it won't affect processes higher up the hierarchy. The `/etc/rc' script starts `/etc/rc.d/mountd' after setting some of these variables (by running . /etc/rc.conf as usual). The mountd process inherits the environment of /etc/rc and can make changes to its environment as much as it wants. The changes don't affect the parent process (the /etc/rc invocation). > I saw load_rc_config 'XXX' in early.sh or something, just a minute ago! > Does the XXX do anything? Not much. It's just a placeholder to shuttup the checks near the beginning of `load_rc_config'. Passing an invalid `command name' to load_rc_config lets us load /etc/rc.conf and any other config file listed in "$source_rc_confs" without having to re-invent load_rc_config every time. > I don't actually have rc.conf.d either, as far as I can tell? This shouldn't be a problem. Don't worry about it. > My idea was so I could try out FreeBSD on my laptop and keep it usable on > the University network, [...] Yeah, I figured it was something of this sort :) - Giorgos _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"