[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Bug#539261: sysvinit: Programs which start at the same time should be run in parallel

Nigel Horne njh at bandsman.co.uk
Thu Jul 30 08:05:10 UTC 2009

Package: sysvinit
Version: 2.87dsf-2
Severity: wishlist

If two or more programs are due to be started in the same order, why
not run them at the time to speed up booting especially on multi-cored

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 25 2009-07-28 09:20 S16nfs-user-server -> ../init.d/nfs-user-server
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 17 2009-07-28 09:20 S16rsyslog -> ../init.d/rsyslog
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 15 2009-07-28 09:20 S16samba -> ../init.d/samba
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 18 2009-07-28 09:20 S16sysklogd -> ../init.d/sysklogd

These are started one after each other, yet they are all S16, so they can
be started at the same time.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.30-1-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages sysvinit depends on:
ii  initscripts                   2.87dsf-2  scripts for initializing and shutt
ii  libc6                         2.9-23     GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libselinux1                   2.0.82-1   SELinux shared libraries
ii  libsepol1                     2.0.36-1   Security Enhanced Linux policy lib
ii  sysv-rc                       2.87dsf-2  System-V-like runlevel change mech
ii  sysvinit-utils                2.87dsf-2  System-V-like utilities

sysvinit recommends no packages.

sysvinit suggests no packages.

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