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Re: Debian Buster release to partially drop non-systemd support




On Mon, 15 Oct 2018, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:

> Note, I can with authority, as the person introducing dependency based
> boot and shutdown ordering in Debian, report that insserv were not
> introduced for parallell boot, nor for boot speed.  It was introduced to
> correct broken boot and shutdown ordering using a system wide reordering
> of every scripts at once.  This was needed as it proved impossible to
> get every package maintainer involved in a boot sequence reordering to
[…]

Ah, okay, thanks for the explanation.

> By all means, feel free to try to reintroduce the static sequence number
> ordering again, if you believe it is a sensible way forward.  I

With this extra information, I do not believe that any more.

> Just wanted to clear any misunderstanding about the use of insserv being
> related to speed and running scripts in parallell.  It is not true.
> Insserv provided correct ordering, and a byproduct was that correct
> ordering made it possible to run scripts in parallell for higher speed
> using startpar.

OK. I was using file-rc at the time those changes were introduced,
so they hit me only much later when file-rc was no longer viable at
all somehow, which is why I lacked that background info.

bye,
//mirabilos
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