*BASH User Commands Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS Server coreutils
STARTPAR(8)                                                        STARTPAR(8)

       startpar - start runlevel scripts in parallel

       startpar [-p par] [-i iorate] [-t timeout] [-T global_timeout] [-a arg]
       prg1 prg2 ...
       startpar [-p par] [-i iorate] [-t timeout]  [-T  global_timeout]  -M  [

       startpar  is  used  to run multiple run-level scripts in parallel.  The
       degree of parallelism on one CPU can be set with  the  -p  option,  the
       default  is  full parallelism. An argument to all of the scripts can be
       provided with the -a option.   Processes  block  by  pending  I/O  will
       weighting  by  the factor 800.  To change this factor the option -i can
       be used to specify an other value.

       The output of each script is  buffered  and  written  when  the  script
       exits,  so  output lines of different scripts won't mix. You can modify
       this behaviour by setting a timeout.

       The timeout set with the -t option is used as buffer  timeout.  If  the
       output  buffer of a script is not empty and the last output was timeout
       seconds ago, startpar will flush the buffer.

       The -T option timeout works more globally. If no output is printed  for
       more than global_timeout seconds, startpar will flush the buffer of the
       script with the oldest output. Afterwards it will only print output  of
       this script until it is finished.

       The  -M  option  switches startpar into a make(1) like behaviour.  This
       option takes three different arguments: boot, start, and stop for read-
       ing  .depend.boot  or .depend.start or .depend.stop respectively in the
       directory /etc/init.d/.  By scanning the boot and runlevel  directories
       in /etc/init.d/ it then executes the appropriate scripts in parallel.


       init.d(7), insserv(8), startproc(8).

       2003,2004 SuSE Linux AG, Nuernberg, Germany.
       2007 SuSE LINUX Products GmbH, Nuernberg, Germany.

       Michael Schroeder <mls@suse.de>
       Takashi Iwai <tiwai@suse.de>
       Werner Fink <werner@suse.de>

                                   Jun 2003                        STARTPAR(8)