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Reordering the Boot for Fun and Profit

Jan 22, 2008, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Petter Reinholdtsen)


Desktop-as-a-Service Designed for Any Cloud ? Nutanix Frame

"For a few years now, I have worked on a replacement for the trusty old way of organising the Debian boot. Did you ever make a package with an init.d script, and wonder which sequence number to pick for your script? I am talking about the numbers in the file names in /etc/rc[S0-6].d/. Or are you one of the lucky ones that could just ask for the defaults, and ignore the problem? Picking a good sequence number is very hard some times, for example when you want to run after program Z started at sequence number 20 and before program X also started sequence number 20..."

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