Init Scripts

Hops Error, Line 21, alcoholi.c from_blfs.10.defermentmullkegmalt at
Tue Feb 2 10:24:11 PST 2010

I'm putting the finishing touches on my new system, and one area
that's always eluded me as far as Linux goes was the Sys V init
system. I'm familiar with runlevels, making links that start with "S"
or "K" and the run priority, etc, but I know if I sat down and tried
to write some good init scripts, it would be an uphill battle.

Does anyone know any good step-by-step primers that cover writing init
scripts from scratch? The biggest gaps in my knowledge cover device
loading, with and without udev. For that matter, anything that teaches
me scriptable ways to make device nodes based on info I find in /sys
and /proc when daemons fail to create them would be great. I've done a
lot of finding and grepping and voodoo and managed to do this before,
but I prefer actually knowing what I'm doing and understand the rhyme
and reason that goes into the ever changing /sys filesystem.

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