[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Bug#551555: mountnfs.sh: start should declare dependency on name resolver
pere at hungry.com
Mon Oct 19 06:02:04 UTC 2009
> When mounting NFS volumes, the ???mountnfs.sh??? script needs the
> name resolver to be started in order to resolve the NFS server's
> name. The init script should have a ???Required-Start??? field
> declaring a dependency on the name resolver service.
I agree. Which name resolver service did you have in mind.
Unfortunately $named can not be listed as a dependency for
mountnfs.sh, as it would generate a dependency loop. First of all,
all known implementations of $named start in rc2.d, while mountnfs.sh
need to happen in rcS.d/ if /usr/ is an NFS volume. Second,
mountnfs.sh is part of $remote_fs, which all known implementations of
$named depend on. For this to work the mountnfs.sh script need to be
split into one part executed from rcS.d/ taking care of mounting /usr/
(and perhaps other core file ystems), and another part executed from
rcS.d/ taking care of the rest, and several scripts in unrelated
packages need to move their scripts from rcS.d/ to rc2.d - rc5.d. Not
an easy task.
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