[blfs-support] Thoughts on 'init-functions' and bootscript files
bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Sat May 5 20:40:10 PDT 2012
alex lupu wrote:
> Maybe I wasn't clear. My issue (if any) is with those nonsensical
> "orphan stars".
> Even if culprits like USB input devices (mice, keeboards) didn't exist
> udevd output would still kill many a nicely designed B/LFS star message.
> As an aside, I assume a lot of effort went into purposely creating them
> looking so nice, clean, clear and pleasant to the eye (at least on paper).
> When dealing with the former culprits (USB input), I employ two simple
> and efficient methods (which have nothing to do with adjusting loglevels :)
> 1. When in an ugly mood, I shut off the monitor until I hear the full-up beep
> (based on - what you don't know can't hurt you).
> 2. When lonely (most of the time), I put a "read" command in one of the last
> running scripts (on boot-up or shut-down) and watch enraptured the messages
> from the USB mouse and keyboard come up and scroll by every minute or so.
> After an hour or so I'm fully spaced out and fall to sleep.
If you want to keep busy, have you ever tried setting IPROMPT=yes in
Also try setting (also in rc.site):
It won't change the [OK] at the end, but you won't get any stars.
> For the other messages (either avoidable or interesting) I made those changes
> described in the OP, which can make an B/LFS message (info or otherwise)
> come up as
> * Hiya, this is your friendly so-and-so program coming up... [OK]
> and not
> Hiya, this is your friendly so-and-so program coming up...
> < ten screens of garbage later: >
> * [OK]
> Anyway, the post was just intended as a personal thought on this last paragraph
> (in a kinda pre-Kentucky Derby mood) which might also help, in the process,
> some other amateurs of a nice boot-up screen.
> A couple of notes:
> I suppose this is why 'inittab' has a "--noclear" for the boot-up console
> nowadays (to preserve the full boot-up log on the screen for people
> interested in the beauty and meaning of the messages just passed by).
Yes, --noclear is what the default used to be but it was changed in util-linux.
We just made the behavior the same. Of course you can remove it.
> I think not all users are aware of '/var/log/boot.log' which contains just
> the _cleaned-up_ B/LFS messages as moved from the '/run/var/bootlog'
> at the end of boot. Again, a quick, clean analysis of the B/LFS messages
> can be valuable for some.
Yes a user can look either place. Makign a permanent record in
/var/log/boot.log was added some time after the newer rc file was developed. I
suppose I can add a little to the end of Section 7.7 about that.
Thanks for the feedback.
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