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Re: cpuspeed (and other) service stop scripts



At 4:10 PM -0600 8/15/07, Orion Poplawski wrote:
>Dave Jones wrote:
>> On Wed, Aug 15, 2007 at 07:14:25AM -0700, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
>>  >
>>  > speaking of cpuspeed... why does it have a script that runs at shutdown?
>>  > sounds like a total waste of cpu cycles and disk accesses and spuriously
>>  > making boot times longer.. since really what would it to?
>>
>> Sometimes it's useful to be able to 'service cpuspeed stop'.
>> AIUI, the problem is we don't have a way to discriminate between that
>> use case, and shutting down.
>
>service cpuspeed stop basically just runs "/etc/rc.d/init.d/cpuspeed
>stop".  That's independent from having a /etc/rc.d/rc0.d/K99cpuspeed
>script that runs at shutdown.  However, the other thing that the stop
>does is remove the /var/lock/subsys/cpuspeed file.  These files are
>pretty tightly integrated to our service system and forces most services
>to get explicitly stopped.  Might be worth examining how useful the lock
>file is and whether *every* init script should use it.

Don't forget other runlevel changes, though for cpuspeed that's only to
runlevel 1.
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