File startpar-0.58.dif of Package sysvinit
+++ startpar.8 2012-04-09 13:25:33.000000000 +0000
@@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
.\" SuSE man page for startpar
.\" Copyright (c) 2003 SuSE Linux AG, Nuernberg, Germany.
@@ -62,13 +62,19 @@ option, the default is full parallelism.
the scripts can be provided with the
-Processes block by pending
+Processes blocked by pending
-will weighting by the factor
+will cause new process creation to be weighted by the iorate factor
.IR 800 .
To change this factor the option
-can be used to specify an other value.
+can be used to specify another value. The amount
+weight = (nblocked times iorate) / 1000
+will be subtracted from the total number of processes which could be
+started, where nblocked is the number of processes currently blocked
+by pending I/O.
The output of each script is buffered and written when the script
exits, so output lines of different scripts won't mix. You can