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Re: [dm-devel] multipathd.init



On 2005-04-01T22:19:02, Alasdair G Kergon <agk redhat com> wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 01, 2005 at 11:09:04PM +0200, christophe varoqui wrote:
> > Do we really want to do complicated things to close that window ? I
> > would guess not.
>  
> In other words, if the paths can't survive the window between initrd 
> running and init scripts completing, the machine doesn't deserve to boot.
> 
> And if you want the daemon in single-user mode, you can start it by hand.
> 
> Fair point.
> 
> So is there ever a requirement to run the daemon while /var is read-only?

We ran into the same problem, and just decided to invoke /sbin/multipath
once during the boot/ sequence, and then start the daemon in the
runlevel itself.

Note that LSB apparently also suggests that no unneeded daemons are
running in single-user mode; but I couldn't find that detailed anywhere
else.


Sincerely,
    Lars Marowsky-Brée <lmb suse de>

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