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Re: Boot poster challenge



On Mon, 2004-11-15 at 12:24 -0500, Peter Jones wrote:
> On Sat, 2004-11-13 at 18:35 +0100, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> 
> > given the 7 second disk read time... 10 seconds is a bit unrealistic.
> > One of the critical paths will be getting an IP address and mounting the
> > /home dir over nfs... ethernet negotiation can easily be 10 seconds
> > already with gige, and DHCP is depending on that to complete before it
> > can get a lease.
> 
> But if you're stalling on network I/O, we could run the things that
> don't need the network to be there at the same time.  There's enough of
> it that I don't think dhcp should actually delay booting, if it's async.
> 
> Of course, if you're using NetworkManager, it already is... but there're
> some kinks in that that still need smoothing over, like the part of
> ntpd's initscript that does the initial clock sync never getting run
> while the network is up.

I think that in a NetworkManager world, you want NetworkManager to
control ntpd entirely.  And probably a number of other services too, at
least by default.



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