* Detected also removable block devices at halt/reboot to be able
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1 [ Werner Fink ]
2 * Add option -w to the last command to display the full user and
3 domain names in the output. Patch from Petr Lautrbach.
4 * Add a manual page for utmpdump as this tool is sometimes
5 very useful even if not intended for normal use.
6 * Use paths.h macros for wall
7 * Change path "/etc/powerstatus" to "/var/run/powerstatus"
8 * Detected also removable block devices at halt/reboot to be able
9 to flush data and send them the ATA standby command. This should
10 avoid data loss on USB sticks and other removable block devices.
11 * Flush block devices on halt/reboot if not done by the kernel.
12
13 sysvinit (2.88dsf) UNRELEASED; urgency=low
14
15 [ Petter Reinholdtsen ]
16 * Mention new home on Savannah in README.
17 * Revert change from Fedora/RedHat where the now obsolete command
18 INIT_CMD_CHANGECONS was introduced. Based on feedback and patch
19 from Bill Nottingham.
20 * Adjust makefile to make sure the install directories are created
21 before files are copied into them.
22 * Simplify build rules, based on patch from Mike Frysinger and Gentoo.
23 * Fix minor bug in optimizing of argument parsing. Based on
24 report from jakemus on freshmeat.
25 * Add casts to get rid of compiler warning about signed/unsigned issues.
26 * Change tty handling in init to make sure the UTF-8 flag is not cleared
27 on boot. Patch from Samuel Thibault.
28 * Add Makefile in toplevel directory.
29 * Print usage information when shutdown is used by non-root user.
30 Patch from Mike Frysinger and Gentoo.
31 * Sync shutdown manual page and usage information. Patch from Mike
32 Frysinger and Gentoo.
33 * Fix race condition in utmp writing. Patch from Gil Kloepfer via
34 Mike Frysinger and Gentoo.
35 * Rewrite findtty() in bootlogd to recursively search /dev/ for the
36 correct device, to handle terminal devices for example in /dev/pty/.
37 Patch from Debian.
38 * Make sure bootlogd findpty() returns an error value when it fails to
39 find a usable pty. Patch from Rob Leslie via Debian.
40 * Make sure bootlogd fflush() every line, even if asked not to flush
41 to disk using fdatasync(). Patch from Scott Gifford via Debian.
42
43 [ Werner Fink ]
44 * Add the comment from Andrea Arcangeli about the correct
45 place of setting the default childhandler within spawn().
46 * Make sure that newline is printed out for last(1) even
47 if an utmp record entry is truncated.
48 * Check if utmp not only exists but also is writable and delay
49 writing out of the utmp runlevel record if utmp is not writable.
50 * Be able to find libcrypt also on 64 bit based architectures.
51
52 -- Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com> Sun, 12 Jul 2009 19:58:10 +0200
53
54 sysvinit (2.87dsf) world; urgency=low
55
56 * Fix typos and do minor updates in the manual pages.
57 * Correct section of mountpoint(1).
58 * Document -e and -t options for telinit in init(8).
59 * Update address of FSF in the COPYRIGHT file.
60 * Document in halt(8) that -n might not disable all syncing.
61 Patch by Bill Nottingham and Fedora
62 * Adjust output from "last -x". In reboot lines, print endpoint
63 of uptime too. In shutdown lines print downtimes rather than
64 the time between downs. Fix typo in string compare in last.c.
65 Patch by Thomas Hood.
66 * Improve handling of IPv6 addresses in last. Patch from Fedora.
67 * Document last options in usage information, previously only
68 mentioned in the manual page.
69 * Add new option -F to last, to output full date string instead
70 of the short form provided by default. Patch from Olaf Dabrunz
71 and SuSe.
72 * Adjust build rules to make sure the installed binaries
73 are stripped.
74 * Increase the compiler warning level when building.
75 * Fix utmp/wtmp updating on 64-bit platforms. Patch by Bill
76 Nottingham and Fedora.
77 * Avoid unchecked return value from malloc() in utmpdump.
78 Patch from Christian 'Dr. Disk' Hechelmann and Fedora.
79 * Make sure to use execle and no execl when passing environment to
80 the new process. Patch from RedHat.
81 * Correct init to make sure the waiting status is preserved across
82 re-exec. Patch from RedHat.
83 * Correct init to avoid race condition when starting programs during
84 boot. Patch from SuSe.
85 * Allow 'telinit u' in runlevels 0 and 6. Patch from Thomas Hood.
86 * Change install rules to make pidof an absolute symlink. Patch from
87 Thomas Hood.
88 * Improve error message from init if fork() fail. Patch found in Suse.
89 * Add support for SE Linux capability handling. Patch from Manoj
90 Srivastava, adjusted to avoid aborting if SE policy was loaded in
91 the initrd with patch from Bill Nottingham and Fedora.
92 * Add -c option to pidof for only matching processes with the same
93 process root. Ignore -c when not running as root. Patch from
94 Thomas Woerner and Fedora.
95 * Adjust init to terminate argv0 with one 0 rather than two so that
96 process name can be one character longer. Patch by Kir Kolyshkin.
97 * Make sure bootlogd exit with non-error exit code when forking of
98 the child successfully.
99 * Add bootlogd option -s to make it possible to control the use of
100 fdatasync(). Patch from Thomas Hood.
101 * Add bootlogd option -c to tell it to create the log file if it does
102 not exist. Patch from Thomas Hood.
103 * Let bootlogd also look at ttyB* devices to work on HPPA. Patch
104 from Thomas Hood.
105 * Change init to use setenv() instead of putenv, make sure the PATH
106 value is usable on re-exec. Patch from Thomas Hood.
107 * Add usleep in killall5 after killing processes, to force the kernel
108 to reschedule. Patch from SuSe.
109 * Modify pidof to not print empty line if no pid was found.
110 * Modify init and sulogin to fix emergency mode's tty, making sure ^C
111 and ^Z work when booting with 'emergency' kernel option. Patch from
112 Samuel Thibault.
113 * Modify init to allow some time for failed opens to resolve themselves.
114 Patch from Bill Nottingham and Fedora.
115 * Modify init to shut down IDE, SCSI and SATA disks properly. Patches
116 from Sebastian Reichelt, Werner Fink and SuSe.
117 * Modify wall to use UT_LINESIZE from <utmp.h> instead of hardcoded
118 string lengths. Patch from SuSe.
119 * Change wall to make halt include hostname in output.
120 * Change killall to avoid killing init by mistake. Patch from SuSe.
121 * Change killall5 to use the exit value to report if it found any
122 processes to kill. Patch from Debian.
123 * Add option -o opmitpid to killall5, to make it possible to skip
124 some pids during shutdown. Based on patch from Colin Watson and
125 Ubuntu.
126 * Add references between killall5 and pidof manual pages. Patch from Debian.
127 * Modify killall to work better with user space file system, by
128 changing cwd to /proc when stopping and killing processes, and
129 avoiding stat() when the value isn't used. Also, lock process
130 pages in memory to avoid paging when user processes are stopped.
131 Patch from Debian and Goswin von Brederlow with changes by Kel
132 Modderman.
133 * Change shutdown to only accept flags -H and -P with the -h flag,
134 and document this requirement in the manual page.
135 * Change reboot/halt to work properly when used as a login shell.
136 Patch by Dale R. Worley and Fedora.
137 * Let sulogin fall back to the staticly linked /bin/sash if both roots
138 shell and /bin/sh fail to execute.
139
140 -- Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com> Sun, 12 Jul 2009 19:58:10 +0200
141
142 sysvinit (2.86) cistron; urgency=low
143
144 * Fixed up bootlogd to read /proc/cmdline. Also keep an internal
145 linebuffer to process \r, \t and ^H. It is becoming useable.
146 * Applied trivial OWL patches
147 * Block signals in syslog(), since syslog() is not re-entrant
148 (James Olin Oden <joden@malachi.lee.k12.nc.us>, redhat bug #97534)
149 * Minor adjustements so that sysvinit compiles on the Hurd
150 * killall5 now skips kernel threads
151 * Inittab entries with both 'S' and other runlevels were broken.
152 Fix by Bryan Kadzban <bryan@kadzban.is-a-geek.net>
153 * Changed initreq.h to be more flexible and forwards-compatible.
154 * You can now through /dev/initctl set environment variables in
155 init that will be inherited by its children. For now, only
156 variables prefixed with INIT_ can be set and the maximum is
157 16 variables. There's also a length limit due to the size
158 of struct init_request, so it should be safe from abuse.
159 * Option -P and -H to shutdown set INIT_HALT=POWERDOWN and
160 INIT_HALT=HALT as environment variables as described above
161 * Add "mountpoint" utility.
162 * Slightly better algorithm in killall5.c:pidof()
163 * Added some patches from fedora-core (halt-usage, last -t,
164 sulogin-message, user-console)
165
166 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Fri, 30 Jul 2004 14:14:58 +0200
167
168 sysvinit (2.85) cistron; urgency=low
169
170 * Add IPv6 support in last(1)
171 * Sulogin: even if the root password is empty, ask for a password-
172 otherwise there is no way to set a timeout.
173 * Removed support for ioctl.save.
174 * Turned of support for /etc/initrunlvl and /var/run/initrunlvl
175 * Fixed warts in dowall.c ("Dmitry V. Levin" <ldv@altlinux.org>)
176 * Fix init.c::spawn(). The "f" variable was used both as file descriptor
177 and waitpid(2) return code. In certain circumstances, this leads to
178 TIOCSCTTY with wrong file descriptor (Vladimir N. Oleynik).
179 * Fix fd leak in sulogin (Dmitry V. Levin).
180 * More error checking in all wait() calling code (Dmitry V. Levin).
181 * Fix argv[] initialization in spawn() (Dmitry V. Levin).
182 * Change strncpy to strncat in most places (Dmitry V. Levin).
183
184 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 15 Apr 2003 16:37:57 +0200
185
186 sysvinit (2.84) cistron; urgency=low
187
188 * Don't use /etc/initlvl interface for telinit; only use /dev/initctl,
189 and give a clear error when that fails.
190 * Add -i/--init command line flag to init - this tells init
191 'behave as system init even if you're not PID#1'. Useful for
192 testing in chroot/jail type environments.
193
194 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 27 Nov 2001 13:10:08 +0100
195
196 sysvinit (2.83) cistron; urgency=low
197
198 * Fix bug in shutdown where it didn't check correctly for a
199 virtual console when checking /etc/shutdown.allow
200 * Fix race condition in waitpid() [Andrea Arcangeli]
201 * Call closelog() after openlog()/syslog() since recent libc's
202 keep the logging fd open and that is fd#0 aka stdin.
203
204 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 2 Oct 2001 23:27:06 +0200
205
206 sysvinit (2.82) cistron; urgency=low
207
208 * Print out correct version number at startup.
209 * Fix spelling of initttab in init(8)
210
211 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Thu, 23 Aug 2001 17:50:44 +0200
212
213 sysvinit (2.81) cistron; urgency=low
214
215 * Fix typo/bug in killall5/pidof, -o option failed to work since 2.79.
216 Reformatted source code to prevent this from happening again.
217 * shutdown.8: applied redhat manpage update
218 * sulogin: applied redhat sysvinit-2.78-sulogin-nologin.patch
219 * sulogin: applied redhat sysvinit-2.78-notty.patch
220 * sulogin: applied redhat sysvinit-2.78-sigint.patch
221
222 sysvinit (2.80) cistron; urgency=low
223
224 * Grammar/spelling fixes in shutdown.c (Christian Steinrueck)
225 * Don't set controlling tty for non-(sysinit,boot,single) runlevels
226
227 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Thu, 26 Jul 2001 13:26:56 +0200
228
229 sysvinit (2.79) cistron; urgency=low
230
231 * New upstream version
232 * several fixes to wall by Tim Robbins <fyre@box3n.gumbynet.org>
233 * Several extra boundary checks by Solar Designer
234 * Make /dev/console controlling tty
235 * Stricter checks on ownership of tty by mesg(1)
236 * Documented and restricted -n option to wall(1)
237 * Make it compile with glibc 2.2.2
238 * Document IO redirection in wall manpage (closes: #79491)
239 * Update README (closes: #85650)
240 * Fix init.8 manpage (closes: #75268)
241 * Fix typo in halt(8) manpage (closes: #67875)
242 * Check time argument of shutdown(8) for correctness (closes: #67825)
243 * Check for stale sessions in last(1) (Chris Wolf <cwolf@starclass.com>)
244
245 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Wed, 4 Jul 2001 15:04:36 +0200
246
247 sysvinit (2.78-2) frozen unstable; urgency=high
248
249 * Change "booting" to "reloading" message at reload
250 * Add "-z xxx" dummy command line argument (closes: #54717)
251
252 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Fri, 11 Feb 2000 12:17:54 +0100
253
254 sysvinit (2.78-1) unstable; urgency=low
255
256 * 2.78 will be the new upstream version, I'm skipping 2.77
257 * Shutdown now calls sync before switching the runlevel to 0 or 6,
258 or before unmounting filesystems if -n was used (closes: #46461)
259 * Some cosmetic changes to init.c (closes: #32079)
260
261 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Thu, 30 Dec 1999 20:40:23 +0100
262
263 sysvinit (2.77-2) unstable; urgency=low
264
265 * Fix last -i option
266
267 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 5 Oct 1999 21:51:50 +0200
268
269 sysvinit (2.77-1) unstable; urgency=low
270
271 * Write reboot record into utmp file as well to make rms happy
272 * Fork and dump core in / if SIGSEGV is received for debugging purposes
273 * Patch by Craig Sanders <cas@vicnet.net.au> for "last" -i option
274
275 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Wed, 4 Aug 1999 11:16:23 +0200
276
277 sysvinit (2.76-4) unstable; urgency=low
278
279 * Change dowall.c to handle Unix98 ptys correctly
280 * Add comment in rcS about usage of setup.sh and unconfigured.sh
281 * Shutdown now removes nologin file just before calling telinit
282 * SEGV handler now tries to continue after sleep of 30 seconds.
283 On a 386-class processor it also prints out the value of EIP.
284 * Fix for racecondition in check_init_fifo() by Richard Gooch
285
286 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Sat, 8 May 1999 17:22:57 +0200
287
288 sysvinit (2.76-3) frozen unstable; urgency=high
289
290 * Small bugfix to last.c courtesy of Danek Duvall <duvall@emufarm.ml.org>
291
292 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 12 Jan 1999 12:12:44 +0100
293
294 sysvinit (2.76-1) frozen unstable; urgency=high
295
296 * Fix bug in check_pipe() which crashes init on the Alpha.
297
298 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 3 Nov 1998 11:09:13 +0100
299
300 sysvinit (2.75-4) unstable; urgency=low
301
302 * Change sulogin password buffer to 128 characters.
303 * Don't print control characters in dowall.c
304 * Try to open getenv ("CONSOLE"), /dev/console and /dev/tty0 in order.
305 For backwards compatibility when you try to boot a 2.0.x kernel
306 with a linux > 2.1.70 /dev/console device.
307 * Change src/Makefile for non-debian systems (mainly, RedHat)
308 * Try to create /dev/initctl if not present; check every time to see
309 if the dev/ino of /dev/initctl has changed and re-open it. This should
310 help devfs a bit.
311 * Send SIGUSR1 to init at bootup to let it re-open /dev/initctl;
312 again in support of devfs.
313 * Moved pidof to /bin (it's only a link to killall5 anyway)
314
315 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Mon, 5 Oct 1998 14:03:14 +0200
316
317 sysvinit (2.75-2) frozen unstable; urgency=medium
318
319 * Fix last.c again.
320 * Add check to see if /dev/initctl is really a FIFO
321 * In ifdown.c first down all shaper devices then the real devices
322
323 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 2 Jun 1998 22:43:01 +0200
324
325 sysvinit (2.75-1) frozen unstable; urgency=low
326
327 * Rewrote last.c to be much more memory friendly and correct,
328 thanks to Nick Andrew <nick@zeta.org.au> and
329 David Parrish <dparrish@zeta.org.au>
330 * Fixes bugs:
331 #21616: sysvinit: sulogin thinks md5 root password is bad
332 #21765: sysvinit: Typo in `killall5.c'
333 #21775: sysvinit: sysvinit does not support MD5 hashed passwords
334 #21990: /usr/bin/last: unnecessary memset and off-by-one bug
335 #22084: sysvinit 2.74-4: SIGPWR missing on sparc
336 #21900: init, powerfail events, and shutdown.allow
337 #21702: init 0 does not work as expected...
338 #21728: sysvinit: Typo in `init.c'
339 #22363: sysvinit: discrepance btw. manpage and /sbin/init
340
341 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 19 May 1998 11:02:29 +0200
342
343 sysvinit (2.74-4) frozen unstable; urgency=medium
344
345 * Add -o option to last to process libc5 utmp files.
346 * Buffer overflow fixed in init.c (not very serious; only exploitable
347 by root). Thanks to Chris Evans <chris@ferret.lmh.ox.ac.uk>
348
349 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Wed, 15 Apr 1998 17:04:33 +0200
350
351 sysvinit (2.74-1) unstable; urgency=low
352
353 * Should compile with glibc 1.99 :)
354 * Change behaviour of reboot(1) and halt(1) so that the default when
355 the runlevel can't be determined is to call shutdown.
356 * Added re-exec patch from Al Viro (21 Feb 1998):
357 'U' flag added to telinit. It forces init to re-exec itself
358 (passing its state through exec, certainly).
359 May be useful for smoother (heh) upgrades.
360 24 Feb 1998, AV:
361 did_boot made global and added to state - thanks, Miquel.
362 Yet another file descriptors leak - close state pipe if
363 re_exec fails.
364
365 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Thu, 12 Mar 1998 17:42:46 +0100
366
367 sysvinit (2.73-2) unstable; urgency=low
368
369 * Change _NSIG to NSIG for 2.1.x kernel includes.
370
371 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Thu, 8 Jan 1998 16:01:02 +0100
372
373 sysvinit (2.73-1) unstable; urgency=low
374
375 * Use siginterrupt, now that system calls are restarted by default.
376 Main symptom was that the sulogin timeout didn't work but there
377 might have been more hidden problems.
378 * Kill process immidiately if turned off in inittab
379 * Fixed sulogin check on tty arg.
380 * Use strerror() instead of sys_errlist
381 * wall now supports a '-n' option to suppress [most of] the banner.
382 Debian doesn't use sysvinit's wall, but apparently Redhat does.
383 * Add '-F' (forcefsck) option to shutdown
384 * Close and reopen /dev/initctl on SIGUSR1 (mainly for a /dev in ram)
385
386 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Sat, 3 Jan 1998 16:32:39 +0100
387
388 sysvinit (2.72-3) unstable; urgency=low
389
390 * Add extra fork() in dowall.c to avoid hanging in rare cases
391
392 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Wed, 22 Oct 1997 14:44:00 +0200
393
394 sysvinit (2.72) unstable; urgency=low
395
396 * Applied manual page patches by Bill Hawes <whawes@star.net>. Thanks Bill!
397 * Applied patches to the sample Slackware scripts by
398 "Jonathan I. Kamens" <jik@kamens.brookline.ma.us>
399 * Fix halt and reboot runlevels 0 & 6 check.
400 * Only say "no more processes left in runlevel x" once
401 * Fix race condition with SIGCHLD in spawn()
402 (thanks to Alon Ziv <alonz@CS.Technion.AC.IL>)
403 * Compress all manpages (missed 2)
404 * Compiled for libc6
405 * Added poweroff patch by Roderich Schupp <rsch@ExperTeam.de>
406
407 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Sun, 12 Oct 1997 17:20:17 +0200
408
409 sysvinit (2.71-2) frozen unstable; urgency=low
410
411 * Print 2.71 instead of 2.70 on startup :)
412
413 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Mon, 5 May 1997 12:45:25 +0200
414
415 sysvinit (2.71-1) frozen unstable; urgency=high
416
417 * Added code for updwtmp() in utmp.c for glibc (2.0.3)
418 * Fixed all programs to use functions from utmp.c and getutent()
419 * Do not try to clean up utmp in init itself (Bug#9022)
420 * Removed sync() from main loop.
421 * Hopefully fixes bug #8657 (shutdown signal handling)
422
423 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Sat, 26 Apr 1997 19:57:27 +0200
424
425 sysvinit (2.70-1) unstable; urgency=low
426
427 * Respawn fix
428 * Removed StUdLy CaPs from source code
429 * Moved files in source archive around
430 * Fixes for glibc (utmp handling, signal handling).
431 * Fixed '-d' option to last (now also works without '-a').
432 * Added extra checking in last.c to prevent showing dead entries
433
434 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Fri, 7 Feb 1997 15:31:30 +0100
435
436 sysvinit (2.69-1) frozen unstable; urgency=medium
437
438 * Fixed bug that can throw X in a loop (or any other app that reads from
439 /dev/tty0)
440
441 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Sun, 1 Dec 1996 15:32:24 +0100
442
443 sysvinit (2.67-1) frozen unstable; urgency=high
444
445 * Fixes problem with /dev/console being controlling terminal of some
446 daemons
447 * Puts copyright file in the right place
448
449 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Fri, 15 Nov 1996 12:23:33 +0100
450
451 sysvinit (2.66-1) unstable; urgency=medium
452
453 * Skipped 2.65. A development 2.65 got out by accident and is apparently
454 being used..
455 * Also compiles and runs with GNU libc (and on the Alpha)
456 * Fixed dowall.c not to exit when getpwuid() fails and uid == 0.
457 * Fixed init panic'ing on empty lines in /etc/inittab
458 * Changed default PATH to include /usr/local/sbin
459 * Set /dev/console as controlling terminal for sysinit,bootwait,wait,powerwait
460 This allows using ^C to interrupt some parts of eg the boot process.
461 * Remove old symlink in /var/log/initlvl; let init check both
462 /var/log and /etc itself.
463
464 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 29 Oct 1996 13:46:54 +0100
465
466 2.66 29-Oct-1996
467 - Skipped 2.65. A development 2.65 got out by accident and is apparently
468 being used..
469 - Fixed dowall.c not to exit when getpwuid() fails and uid == 0.
470 - Fixed init panic'ing on empty lines in /etc/inittab
471 - Changed default PATH to include /usr/local/sbin
472 - Ported to Linux/Alpha and GNU libc.
473 - Set /dev/console as controlling terminal for sysinit,bootwait,wait,powerwait.
474 This allows using ^C to interrupt some parts of eg the boot process.
475 - Remove old symlink in /var/log/initlvl; let init check both
476 /var/log and /etc itself.
477
478 2.64 28-Jun-1996
479 - Init checks CONSOLE environment variable on startup (overrides /dev/console)
480 - Init sets CONSOLE variable for all its children.
481 - Wtmp(): when zeroing out old utmp entries, keep ut_id field
482 - Wtmp(): try to re-use ut_id field if possible.
483 - SetTerm(): only read from /etc/ioctl.save if written once.
484 - Included start-stop-daemon, C version (source only).
485 - Fixed wait() for the emergency shell.
486 - killall5: ignore signal before doing kill(-1, pid).
487
488 2.63 14-Jun-1996
489 - Fixed preinst script for Debian
490 - Fixed init.c to become init daemon if name is init.new
491 - Fixed pidof to not return PIDs of shell scripts
492
493 2.62-2 09-Jun-1996
494 - Changed debian /etc/init.d/boot script to create a nologin file
495 at boot and to remove it just before going multiuser.
496
497 2.62 31-May-1996
498 - Decided to release a 2.62 version with a BIG WARNING about upgrading
499 init in it. Will send a patch to Linus for the linux/Documentation/Changes
500 file so that 2.62 or later is mentioned as the version to upgrade to.
501 - Added docs for Slackware
502
503 2.61-3 29-May-1996
504 - Fixed debian/etc/init.d/network for the lo device.
505 - Added "-xdev" to the cd /tmp && find in debian/etc/init.d/boot
506 - Made remove time for files in /tmp configurable.
507
508 2.61 29-Apr-1996
509 - Changed /etc/init.d/boot script again
510 - Fixed problem in init.c with trailing whitespace after entries in inittab
511 - Fixed killall5 problems
512 - Added manpage for lastb
513 - Added SHELL= environment variable to sulogin
514 - Fixed sulogin & shadow problems
515 - Added timeout option to sulogin
516
517 2.60-2 16-Apr-1996
518 - Fixed sulogin (didn't work if root wasn't first entry in shadow file)
519 - Fixed mesg for systems with "tty" group (such as Debian)
520 - Fixed nsyslog() in killall5.c
521
522 2.60 01-Apr-1996
523 - Fixed race condition in init.c, resulting in hanging shutdowns.
524 Courtesy of Max Neunhoeffer <Max.Neunhoeffer@urz.uni-heidelberg.de>.
525 - Fixed debian/etc/init.d/boot for swapon and mdadd
526 - Added architecture to debian.control
527 - Added manpages for rc.boot and rc.local
528 - Updated inittab manpage for 4-character runlevel field
529 - Added debian replaces for bsdutils < version_without_mesg
530 - Fixed init.c so that it also works with kernels 1.3.81 and up
531
532 2.59 10-Mar-1996
533 - Init logs less to syslog (suspected to hang in syslog() or openlog() )
534 - removed closelog() from init.c
535 - removed time check of runlevel record in halt.
536 - Added options to last to get hostname from ut_addr field
537 - Added last and mesg to installation targets
538 - rewrote /etc/init.d/boot a bit.
539
540 2.58-2 04-Jan-1996
541 - Changed etc/init.d/rc to do a stty onlcr
542 - Added /var/log/initrunlvl symlink
543
544 2.58-1 31-Dec-1995
545 - Added the latest debian files.
546 - Added support for 4-character id fields (if you have libc5).
547 - Fixed pidof (in killall5) parsing of /proc/.../stat
548 - Save restore GMT setting in /etc/init.d/boot
549
550 2.57d 03-Dec-1995
551 - Added sulogin
552 - Added "-b" flag to init, gives a shell before
553 anything else (in case the startup scripts are screwed)
554 - Moved fastboot to /fastboot
555 - Folded in Debian patches.
556 - Removed old scripts
557 - Added debian /etc/directory.
558
559 2.57c 08-Oct-1995
560 - Changed over to init_request (with initreq.h)
561 - Processes no longer killed when "process" field
562 changes, change takes effect after next respawn.
563
564 2.57b xx-Aug-1995
565 - Bugfix release for Debian and Slackware 3.0
566
567 2.57a 10-Jul-1995
568 - Fixed race condition init init.c wrt got_chld
569 - Fixed one-off for malloc in killall5.c
570 - Changed dowall.c
571 - Console code: no relink to /dev/systty on CTRL-ALT-DEL)
572
573 2.57 22-May-1995
574 - Changed a few things here and there, didn't
575 really document it :)
576
577 2.55 17-Jan-1995
578 - Added option to shutdown to run standalone.
579
580 2.54 12-Jan-1995
581 - Added GNU copyrigh to all *.[ch] files.
582 - added /etc/initscript
583 - reboot and halt now call shutdown in runlevels 1-5
584 - Can run from read-only root (CDROM)
585
586 2.53 10-Oct-1994
587 - Renamed pidof to killall5, updated all scripts to
588 use killall5 instead of kill -1 ....
589 - Rewrote scripts to use this, and some general changes.
590 - Added SysV command line compatibility to shutdown.
591
592 2.52 30-Aug-1994
593 - Added `powerfailnow' keyword, for when UPS battery is low.
594 - Updated `last'.
595 - Fixed utmp handling (wrt. CLEAN_UTMP)
596 TODO:
597 * Make last compatible with GNU/BSD (long options?)
598 * update powerd
599 * remote SIGPWR broadcast? in powerd? (with priv. port)
600 * remote shutdown
601
602 2.50 14-Feb-1994
603 - Ignores unknown command line arguments.
604 - Modelled more after the "real" sysVinit
605 - Lots of changes all over the place.
606 (like showing runlevel in "ps" listing, logging
607 runlevel into utmp file etc)
608 - now using "reliable" signals instead of V7 style.
609 - Updated all scripts. Examples are in two directories:
610 etc (normal) and etc-sysv (sysv style scripts).
611 - runlevel 0 = halt, 1 = single user, 6 = reboot.
612 - added support for serial console.
613 - updated Propaganda, manpages.
614 - added shutdown access control.
615
616 2.4 24-May-93
617 - Send out the official version into the world as
618 SysVinit-2.4.tar.z.
619
620 2.4g 15-May-93
621 - Changed init to really catch SIGPWR 'cause we
622 hooked up an UPS to the Linux machine. The
623 keyword for catching the TreeFingerSalute is
624 now "ctrlaltdel" instead of "power{wait,fail}".
625
626 2.4a 22-Apr-93
627 - Fixed last to reckognize BSD style wtmp logging.
628 - Changed init to write wtmp records that are
629 SysV compliant but are also reckognized by the
630 BSD last. Added a '+' option to the 'process'
631 field of inittab, for getties that want to do
632 their own utmp/wtmp housekeeping (kludge!).
633 - Now accepts a runlevel on the command line,
634 and reckognizes the 'auto' argument. (Sets the
635 environment variable AUTOBOOT to YES)
636
637 2.2.3 24-Mar-93
638 - Ripped out the 'leave' action. To difficult, and
639 unneeded.
640 - Going single user now kills _all_ processes.
641 - Added '-t secs' option to all commands.
642 - This version is stable enough to post.
643
644 2.2 02-Mar-93
645 - Made wait()'s asynchronous
646 - Changed whole thing to one big state machine
647 - Now using 'pseudo levels' # & * for SYSINIT & BOOT
648 - Added a new type of 'action', called leave. This
649 process will be executed when the system goes from a
650 runlevel specified in it's runlevel field to a
651 level that's not. Nice to bring down NFS and the like.
652
653 2.1 28-Jan-93
654 - Fixed a bug with 'boot' and 'once'.
655 - Check 'initdefault' for validity.
656 - Reckognizes "single" as command line argument.
657 - Retries execvp with 'sh -c exec ..' if command
658 is a shell script. (shouldn't execvp do this?)
659 - Added patches to use syslog if defined.
660
661 2.0 08-Dec-92
662 - Rewrote the code totally, so started with a new
663 version number.
664 - Dropped Minix support, this code now is Linux - specific.
665 - With TEST switch on, this init & telinit can
666 run standalone for test purposes.
667
668 1.3, 05-Jul-92
669 - Got a 386, so installed Linux. Added 'soft' reboot
670 to be default under linux. Fixed some typos.
671
672 1.2, 16-Jun-92
673 - Bugreport from Michael Haardt ; removed deadlock
674 and added 'waitpid' instead of 'wait' for SYSV.
675
676 1.1, 30-Apr-92
677 - Read manual wrong: there is no 'action' field called
678 process, but all entries are of type process. Every
679 'process' get exec'ed by /bin/sh -c 'exec command'.
680 - Rapidly respawning processes are caught in the act.
681 - _SYSV support is really Linux support,
682 done by poe@daimi.aau.dk on 25-Mar-92.
683
684 1.0, 01-Feb-92
685 - Initial version, very primitive for the Minix
686 operating system. Required some mods. to the
687 kernel.
688