On Tue, Nov 08, 2005 at 12:10:01PM +0000, R Kimber wrote:
> I don't find this system intuitive. I'm happier with the
> standard /etc/init.d/<service> start|stop. Indeed, it doesn't seem
> logical to me to have a service set up complete with links in rcX.d that
> doesn't start. Some distributions seem to be getting unnecessarily
> complicated, presumably in the name of increased simplicity ;-)
Well at least Debian has:
if [ ! "$start_smartd" = "yes" ]; then
echo "Not starting S.M.A.R.T. daemon smartd, disabled via /etc/default/smartmontools"
on startup, so this should be quiet obvious. That said, I'd rather have
smartd startup by default, but this would need a less intrusive autoscan
using /sysfs which I just didn't get around to write.