/lib/lsb/init-functions vs. /etc/init.d/functions in init scripts?

Bernardo Innocenti bernie at codewiz.org
Tue Aug 28 03:47:19 EDT 2007

On 08/27/2007 06:37 PM, John Dennis wrote:
> Folks are supposed to upgrade their init.d scripts to support LSB.
> Some of this is covered here:
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FCNewInit/Initscripts
> One aspect of that is to switch from sourcing /etc/init.d/functions to
> sourcing /lib/lsb/init-functions.

On the OLPC, we were concerned that the old initscript
infrastructure had a considerable overhead.  Would this
change have a beneficial impact on speed?

I used this benchmark to measure how slow a dummy
initscript is:


Run it like this:

  time for i in `seq 1 10`; do ./true.init start; done

On a B3/B4 laptop, executing 10 loops takes over
2 seconds.  (and just 1.3 seconds with LANG=C!)

   // Bernardo Innocenti
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