Bootscript Updates

Nathan Coulson conathan at
Wed Sep 15 22:29:55 PDT 2004

On Wed, 15 Sep 2004 23:01:20 -0600, Nathan Coulson <conathan at> wrote:
> On Wed, 15 Sep 2004 21:54:49 -0600, Nathan Coulson <conathan at> wrote:
> > DJ has done alot of work reorganizing the functions file for the
> > purpose of bootscript logging and reorganizing.  I am going to
> > incorperate the changes that wont break any current scripts for now.
> > Once BLFS has updated their bootscripts to the new layout, then we
> > will be able to add logging support.
> >
> > I have already committed the blue bracket, the boot_mesg function [to
> > replace echo].  (trivial so far, but I am not yet done).  [I'm going
> > through DJ's new function file, and modifying as I go.  I'll put up a
> > testing tarball once I am done the function changes.  I shall put up a
> > 2nd one when I replaced all echo with boot_mesg commands].
> >
> > (No clue if commands work as are in svn, I shall test them after I
> > make up the first tarball)
> >
> > I also put in a change so that stty size not repeatedly called.  Jim
> > has been working on a new parallel bootscript concept, and he has
> > found that stty size cannot be called by 2 or more threads
> > simutaniously.  (Does not affect bootscripts as they currently are).
> >
> > Nathan Coulson (conathan)
> I have finished modifying the functions file.  [There has only been
> changes to the functions script at this time].  If anyone is
> interested in taking a look, you may download a beta version at
> DJ was doing something with his func_echo [boot_mesg in my changes],
> which I did not completely understand.  [Looked like you could add to
> the output of the last line, if you never used evaluate_retval].  I
> left that off for now...  (sorry DJ).
> (I dont think there's any noticeable changes BTW, so it is probably
> not worth upgrading at this time.  It probably doesnt work at this
> time anyway)
> Nathan Coulson (conathan)

There, I just fixed all of the "visible" problems

(last tarball had some text formatting problems)
Nathan Coulson (conathan)
nathan at linuxfromscratch org
conathan at gmail com

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