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Description of problem:
This is an RFE to follow up on the redhat-devel-lists' discussion
of breaking the rc.sysinit script into a series of scripts under
the rc.sysinit.d directory.
The rc.sysinit script sources all the files in the rc.sysinit.d
directory in order. This is necessary to carry environment settings
from one script to the next.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Created attachment 63125 [details]
Patch against the cvs sources
*** Bug 23497 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Currently the EMC PowerPath drivers insert a few lines in the rc.sysinit file to
start the powerpath system before filesystems are mounted. If there was a
rc.sysinit.d directory then a powerpath script could be dropped in at the
appropriate point to conveniently provide this functionality without breaking
systems on upgrade.
NB PowerPath is only supported on RHEL, please regard this as a future feature
request for RHEL5.
Anything device related (like powerpath) should probably be done via udev rules.
Ping. We really need this. Is there any other rework in progress along these lines?
Bill, would you accept a new patch or don't you want this feature at all? This
bug is now open around 5 years, so when you do not want it, why don't you close
it? But I would like to have this very much to make it easier to apply own
changes to the initscript.
The issue is that it really needs to be done so that services are at least
somewhat configurable with chkconfig, etc. Which makes it a larger change (esp.
as that could then break system-config-services.) Moreover, it's unknown how
much use this becomes if we do change init systems in the future.
*** Bug 427857 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Adding FutureFeature keyword to RFE's.
Obviously, this bug is very old. Realistically, as this has not happened by now, it is not going to happen until we move rc.sysinit to be upstart-based, likely in the F13 or F14 timeframe. Closing as WONTFIX.