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Old 07-22-2007, 05:50 PM   #1
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Bringing up a TOE Card Automatically...


Hi Folks,

I have a couple of questions on start/stop of a toe card (a) using chkconfig and (b) manually. I'm really new to such system level configuration, so any help would be be much appreciated!! Thanks.

--------------------- Question-1 ---------------------------------------------------
I'm trying to configure the start/stop of a toe card. I'm running CentOS 4.4 The initialization script for the service has the appropriate start(), stop() subroutines and the header:

==============================================
#!/bin/bash
#
# toe: init V script for the toe card
#
# chkconfig: 345 15 15
# config: /etc/toe.conf
#

### BEGIN INIT INFO
# Required-Start: $network
# Default-Start: 3 4 5
# Default-Stop: 0 1 2 6
### END INIT INFO

# code here start(0 stop() etc
================================================

---> I tried using chkconfig --add but got an error message stating that "service toeCard does not support chkconfig". How do I proceed in figuring out what's wrong?


-------------------- Question-2 ----------------------------------------------

Since I got an error above, I would like to try setting it up manually. So I intend doing the following (and would appreciate any comments on correctness of the procedure):

1. Copy the initialiaztion script to /etc/rc.d/init.d
2. Decide on the (a) run-levels, (b) start priority, and (c) stop priority for this service,
3. For each of the run-levels, create a symbolic link to the /etc/rc.d/init.d/toeCard initialiaztion script. For eg., for run-level 3, and start/stop priorities of 15 each, I would:

% ln -s /etc/rc.d/init.d/toeCard /etc/rc.d/rc3.d/S15toeCard
% ln -s /etc/rc.d/init.d/toeCard /etc/rc.d/rc3.d/K15toeCard

and I would repeat it for all the runlevels I need ie create symbolic links to /etc/rc.d/rc[n].d/[S,K][p]toeCard, where n=runlevel, p=priority, for start(S) and stop(K).

Browsing through the web, the above is what I could gather. Just to be sure, I had a few other questions:

--> The directories /etc/rc[n].d are symbolic links to /etc/rc.d/rc[n].d, so I guess I don't need to anything here?
--> How do I handle the halt(=0), single-user(=1) & reboot(=6) runlevels? (see below)

Based on my uderstanding, I also need to do the following

% ln -s /etc/rc.d/init.d/toeCard /etc/rc.d/rc0.d/K15toeCard

to set the halt/shutdown. And, then, same for reboot,

% ln -s /etc/rc.d/init.d/toeCard /etc/rc.d/rc6.d/K15toeCard

Right? And as I understand things, I don't need to create special links S15toeCard in either rc0.d nor rc6.d. Right?

Any help would be much appreciated!!!! Thanks.


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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ight=chkconfig
 
Old 07-22-2007, 07:23 PM   #2
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Does your NIC card have a toe chip?
 
Old 07-22-2007, 09:39 PM   #3
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Not sure what you mean by a chip, perhaps that it does TCP offloading? The card I have is:

http://www.lewiz.com/magic2028-2p.html

Thanks.

Edit: Yes, it does have a chip.

Last edited by itnaa; 07-22-2007 at 09:57 PM.
 
Old 07-23-2007, 02:08 AM   #4
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According to the link you posted, it does.

I compared your header comments with one for another daemon on a laptop with Fedora Core 6 and didn't see any difference. Check if the scripts shouldn't be in /etc/init.d/ instead of /etc/rc.d/init.d, although one may be a link to the other.
 
Old 07-23-2007, 10:44 AM   #5
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Checked it out and as you suspect, one is symbolically linked to the other:

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 Jul 17 12:06 init.d -> rc.d/init.d

I went through several other initialization scripts and find that often the function-script is sourced, as:

# Source function library.
. /etc/rc.d/init.d/functions

So, a naive question is whether the toeCard script also requires this? I realize that this is probably a foolish Q. on my part since it probably depends on whether functions within the script are really using the function-script. Nevertheless since I don't fully understand the setup thought I'd ask...

Many thanks for your help. Appreciate it.
 
Old 07-23-2007, 06:00 PM   #6
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Ok. I finally managed to get the auto-boot through chkconfig working. Strangely, chkconfig did not like the fact that I had skipped the "description" directive in the initialization header, as in:

# description: Some snippet

After inserting this below the "config" directive, it worked.

Thanks for your help... now I have to deal with the crashes I'm suffering when stopping the toe card!!
 
  


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