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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 * Set SHELL to /bin/sh in the environmant of shutdown.
13 * Retry to write out shutdown messages if interrupted.
14 * pidof/killall5 - make omit pid list a dynamic one.
15 * pidof - provide '-n' to skip stat(2) syscall on network based FS.
16 * init - avoid compiler warnings
17 * init - initialize console by using the macros from ttydefaults.h
18 * init - add the possiblity to ignore further interrupts from keyboard
19 * init - add the possiblity to set sane terminal line settings
20
21 sysvinit (2.88dsf) UNRELEASED; urgency=low
22
23 [ Petter Reinholdtsen ]
24 * Mention new home on Savannah in README.
25 * Revert change from Fedora/RedHat where the now obsolete command
26 INIT_CMD_CHANGECONS was introduced. Based on feedback and patch
27 from Bill Nottingham.
28 * Adjust makefile to make sure the install directories are created
29 before files are copied into them.
30 * Simplify build rules, based on patch from Mike Frysinger and Gentoo.
31 * Fix minor bug in optimizing of argument parsing. Based on
32 report from jakemus on freshmeat.
33 * Add casts to get rid of compiler warning about signed/unsigned issues.
34 * Change tty handling in init to make sure the UTF-8 flag is not cleared
35 on boot. Patch from Samuel Thibault.
36 * Add Makefile in toplevel directory.
37 * Print usage information when shutdown is used by non-root user.
38 Patch from Mike Frysinger and Gentoo.
39 * Sync shutdown manual page and usage information. Patch from Mike
40 Frysinger and Gentoo.
41 * Fix race condition in utmp writing. Patch from Gil Kloepfer via
42 Mike Frysinger and Gentoo.
43 * Rewrite findtty() in bootlogd to recursively search /dev/ for the
44 correct device, to handle terminal devices for example in /dev/pty/.
45 Patch from Debian.
46 * Make sure bootlogd findpty() returns an error value when it fails to
47 find a usable pty. Patch from Rob Leslie via Debian.
48 * Make sure bootlogd fflush() every line, even if asked not to flush
49 to disk using fdatasync(). Patch from Scott Gifford via Debian.
50
51 [ Werner Fink ]
52 * Add the comment from Andrea Arcangeli about the correct
53 place of setting the default childhandler within spawn().
54 * Make sure that newline is printed out for last(1) even
55 if an utmp record entry is truncated.
56 * Check if utmp not only exists but also is writable and delay
57 writing out of the utmp runlevel record if utmp is not writable.
58 * Be able to find libcrypt also on 64 bit based architectures.
59
60 -- Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com> Sun, 12 Jul 2009 19:58:10 +0200
61
62 sysvinit (2.87dsf) world; urgency=low
63
64 * Fix typos and do minor updates in the manual pages.
65 * Correct section of mountpoint(1).
66 * Document -e and -t options for telinit in init(8).
67 * Update address of FSF in the COPYRIGHT file.
68 * Document in halt(8) that -n might not disable all syncing.
69 Patch by Bill Nottingham and Fedora
70 * Adjust output from "last -x". In reboot lines, print endpoint
71 of uptime too. In shutdown lines print downtimes rather than
72 the time between downs. Fix typo in string compare in last.c.
73 Patch by Thomas Hood.
74 * Improve handling of IPv6 addresses in last. Patch from Fedora.
75 * Document last options in usage information, previously only
76 mentioned in the manual page.
77 * Add new option -F to last, to output full date string instead
78 of the short form provided by default. Patch from Olaf Dabrunz
79 and SuSe.
80 * Adjust build rules to make sure the installed binaries
81 are stripped.
82 * Increase the compiler warning level when building.
83 * Fix utmp/wtmp updating on 64-bit platforms. Patch by Bill
84 Nottingham and Fedora.
85 * Avoid unchecked return value from malloc() in utmpdump.
86 Patch from Christian 'Dr. Disk' Hechelmann and Fedora.
87 * Make sure to use execle and no execl when passing environment to
88 the new process. Patch from RedHat.
89 * Correct init to make sure the waiting status is preserved across
90 re-exec. Patch from RedHat.
91 * Correct init to avoid race condition when starting programs during
92 boot. Patch from SuSe.
93 * Allow 'telinit u' in runlevels 0 and 6. Patch from Thomas Hood.
94 * Change install rules to make pidof an absolute symlink. Patch from
95 Thomas Hood.
96 * Improve error message from init if fork() fail. Patch found in Suse.
97 * Add support for SE Linux capability handling. Patch from Manoj
98 Srivastava, adjusted to avoid aborting if SE policy was loaded in
99 the initrd with patch from Bill Nottingham and Fedora.
100 * Add -c option to pidof for only matching processes with the same
101 process root. Ignore -c when not running as root. Patch from
102 Thomas Woerner and Fedora.
103 * Adjust init to terminate argv0 with one 0 rather than two so that
104 process name can be one character longer. Patch by Kir Kolyshkin.
105 * Make sure bootlogd exit with non-error exit code when forking of
106 the child successfully.
107 * Add bootlogd option -s to make it possible to control the use of
108 fdatasync(). Patch from Thomas Hood.
109 * Add bootlogd option -c to tell it to create the log file if it does
110 not exist. Patch from Thomas Hood.
111 * Let bootlogd also look at ttyB* devices to work on HPPA. Patch
112 from Thomas Hood.
113 * Change init to use setenv() instead of putenv, make sure the PATH
114 value is usable on re-exec. Patch from Thomas Hood.
115 * Add usleep in killall5 after killing processes, to force the kernel
116 to reschedule. Patch from SuSe.
117 * Modify pidof to not print empty line if no pid was found.
118 * Modify init and sulogin to fix emergency mode's tty, making sure ^C
119 and ^Z work when booting with 'emergency' kernel option. Patch from
120 Samuel Thibault.
121 * Modify init to allow some time for failed opens to resolve themselves.
122 Patch from Bill Nottingham and Fedora.
123 * Modify init to shut down IDE, SCSI and SATA disks properly. Patches
124 from Sebastian Reichelt, Werner Fink and SuSe.
125 * Modify wall to use UT_LINESIZE from <utmp.h> instead of hardcoded
126 string lengths. Patch from SuSe.
127 * Change wall to make halt include hostname in output.
128 * Change killall to avoid killing init by mistake. Patch from SuSe.
129 * Change killall5 to use the exit value to report if it found any
130 processes to kill. Patch from Debian.
131 * Add option -o opmitpid to killall5, to make it possible to skip
132 some pids during shutdown. Based on patch from Colin Watson and
133 Ubuntu.
134 * Add references between killall5 and pidof manual pages. Patch from Debian.
135 * Modify killall to work better with user space file system, by
136 changing cwd to /proc when stopping and killing processes, and
137 avoiding stat() when the value isn't used. Also, lock process
138 pages in memory to avoid paging when user processes are stopped.
139 Patch from Debian and Goswin von Brederlow with changes by Kel
140 Modderman.
141 * Change shutdown to only accept flags -H and -P with the -h flag,
142 and document this requirement in the manual page.
143 * Change reboot/halt to work properly when used as a login shell.
144 Patch by Dale R. Worley and Fedora.
145 * Let sulogin fall back to the staticly linked /bin/sash if both roots
146 shell and /bin/sh fail to execute.
147
148 -- Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com> Sun, 12 Jul 2009 19:58:10 +0200
149
150 sysvinit (2.86) cistron; urgency=low
151
152 * Fixed up bootlogd to read /proc/cmdline. Also keep an internal
153 linebuffer to process \r, \t and ^H. It is becoming useable.
154 * Applied trivial OWL patches
155 * Block signals in syslog(), since syslog() is not re-entrant
156 (James Olin Oden <joden@malachi.lee.k12.nc.us>, redhat bug #97534)
157 * Minor adjustements so that sysvinit compiles on the Hurd
158 * killall5 now skips kernel threads
159 * Inittab entries with both 'S' and other runlevels were broken.
160 Fix by Bryan Kadzban <bryan@kadzban.is-a-geek.net>
161 * Changed initreq.h to be more flexible and forwards-compatible.
162 * You can now through /dev/initctl set environment variables in
163 init that will be inherited by its children. For now, only
164 variables prefixed with INIT_ can be set and the maximum is
165 16 variables. There's also a length limit due to the size
166 of struct init_request, so it should be safe from abuse.
167 * Option -P and -H to shutdown set INIT_HALT=POWERDOWN and
168 INIT_HALT=HALT as environment variables as described above
169 * Add "mountpoint" utility.
170 * Slightly better algorithm in killall5.c:pidof()
171 * Added some patches from fedora-core (halt-usage, last -t,
172 sulogin-message, user-console)
173
174 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Fri, 30 Jul 2004 14:14:58 +0200
175
176 sysvinit (2.85) cistron; urgency=low
177
178 * Add IPv6 support in last(1)
179 * Sulogin: even if the root password is empty, ask for a password-
180 otherwise there is no way to set a timeout.
181 * Removed support for ioctl.save.
182 * Turned of support for /etc/initrunlvl and /var/run/initrunlvl
183 * Fixed warts in dowall.c ("Dmitry V. Levin" <ldv@altlinux.org>)
184 * Fix init.c::spawn(). The "f" variable was used both as file descriptor
185 and waitpid(2) return code. In certain circumstances, this leads to
186 TIOCSCTTY with wrong file descriptor (Vladimir N. Oleynik).
187 * Fix fd leak in sulogin (Dmitry V. Levin).
188 * More error checking in all wait() calling code (Dmitry V. Levin).
189 * Fix argv[] initialization in spawn() (Dmitry V. Levin).
190 * Change strncpy to strncat in most places (Dmitry V. Levin).
191
192 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 15 Apr 2003 16:37:57 +0200
193
194 sysvinit (2.84) cistron; urgency=low
195
196 * Don't use /etc/initlvl interface for telinit; only use /dev/initctl,
197 and give a clear error when that fails.
198 * Add -i/--init command line flag to init - this tells init
199 'behave as system init even if you're not PID#1'. Useful for
200 testing in chroot/jail type environments.
201
202 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 27 Nov 2001 13:10:08 +0100
203
204 sysvinit (2.83) cistron; urgency=low
205
206 * Fix bug in shutdown where it didn't check correctly for a
207 virtual console when checking /etc/shutdown.allow
208 * Fix race condition in waitpid() [Andrea Arcangeli]
209 * Call closelog() after openlog()/syslog() since recent libc's
210 keep the logging fd open and that is fd#0 aka stdin.
211
212 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 2 Oct 2001 23:27:06 +0200
213
214 sysvinit (2.82) cistron; urgency=low
215
216 * Print out correct version number at startup.
217 * Fix spelling of initttab in init(8)
218
219 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Thu, 23 Aug 2001 17:50:44 +0200
220
221 sysvinit (2.81) cistron; urgency=low
222
223 * Fix typo/bug in killall5/pidof, -o option failed to work since 2.79.
224 Reformatted source code to prevent this from happening again.
225 * shutdown.8: applied redhat manpage update
226 * sulogin: applied redhat sysvinit-2.78-sulogin-nologin.patch
227 * sulogin: applied redhat sysvinit-2.78-notty.patch
228 * sulogin: applied redhat sysvinit-2.78-sigint.patch
229
230 sysvinit (2.80) cistron; urgency=low
231
232 * Grammar/spelling fixes in shutdown.c (Christian Steinrueck)
233 * Don't set controlling tty for non-(sysinit,boot,single) runlevels
234
235 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Thu, 26 Jul 2001 13:26:56 +0200
236
237 sysvinit (2.79) cistron; urgency=low
238
239 * New upstream version
240 * several fixes to wall by Tim Robbins <fyre@box3n.gumbynet.org>
241 * Several extra boundary checks by Solar Designer
242 * Make /dev/console controlling tty
243 * Stricter checks on ownership of tty by mesg(1)
244 * Documented and restricted -n option to wall(1)
245 * Make it compile with glibc 2.2.2
246 * Document IO redirection in wall manpage (closes: #79491)
247 * Update README (closes: #85650)
248 * Fix init.8 manpage (closes: #75268)
249 * Fix typo in halt(8) manpage (closes: #67875)
250 * Check time argument of shutdown(8) for correctness (closes: #67825)
251 * Check for stale sessions in last(1) (Chris Wolf <cwolf@starclass.com>)
252
253 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Wed, 4 Jul 2001 15:04:36 +0200
254
255 sysvinit (2.78-2) frozen unstable; urgency=high
256
257 * Change "booting" to "reloading" message at reload
258 * Add "-z xxx" dummy command line argument (closes: #54717)
259
260 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Fri, 11 Feb 2000 12:17:54 +0100
261
262 sysvinit (2.78-1) unstable; urgency=low
263
264 * 2.78 will be the new upstream version, I'm skipping 2.77
265 * Shutdown now calls sync before switching the runlevel to 0 or 6,
266 or before unmounting filesystems if -n was used (closes: #46461)
267 * Some cosmetic changes to init.c (closes: #32079)
268
269 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Thu, 30 Dec 1999 20:40:23 +0100
270
271 sysvinit (2.77-2) unstable; urgency=low
272
273 * Fix last -i option
274
275 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 5 Oct 1999 21:51:50 +0200
276
277 sysvinit (2.77-1) unstable; urgency=low
278
279 * Write reboot record into utmp file as well to make rms happy
280 * Fork and dump core in / if SIGSEGV is received for debugging purposes
281 * Patch by Craig Sanders <cas@vicnet.net.au> for "last" -i option
282
283 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Wed, 4 Aug 1999 11:16:23 +0200
284
285 sysvinit (2.76-4) unstable; urgency=low
286
287 * Change dowall.c to handle Unix98 ptys correctly
288 * Add comment in rcS about usage of setup.sh and unconfigured.sh
289 * Shutdown now removes nologin file just before calling telinit
290 * SEGV handler now tries to continue after sleep of 30 seconds.
291 On a 386-class processor it also prints out the value of EIP.
292 * Fix for racecondition in check_init_fifo() by Richard Gooch
293
294 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Sat, 8 May 1999 17:22:57 +0200
295
296 sysvinit (2.76-3) frozen unstable; urgency=high
297
298 * Small bugfix to last.c courtesy of Danek Duvall <duvall@emufarm.ml.org>
299
300 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 12 Jan 1999 12:12:44 +0100
301
302 sysvinit (2.76-1) frozen unstable; urgency=high
303
304 * Fix bug in check_pipe() which crashes init on the Alpha.
305
306 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 3 Nov 1998 11:09:13 +0100
307
308 sysvinit (2.75-4) unstable; urgency=low
309
310 * Change sulogin password buffer to 128 characters.
311 * Don't print control characters in dowall.c
312 * Try to open getenv ("CONSOLE"), /dev/console and /dev/tty0 in order.
313 For backwards compatibility when you try to boot a 2.0.x kernel
314 with a linux > 2.1.70 /dev/console device.
315 * Change src/Makefile for non-debian systems (mainly, RedHat)
316 * Try to create /dev/initctl if not present; check every time to see
317 if the dev/ino of /dev/initctl has changed and re-open it. This should
318 help devfs a bit.
319 * Send SIGUSR1 to init at bootup to let it re-open /dev/initctl;
320 again in support of devfs.
321 * Moved pidof to /bin (it's only a link to killall5 anyway)
322
323 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Mon, 5 Oct 1998 14:03:14 +0200
324
325 sysvinit (2.75-2) frozen unstable; urgency=medium
326
327 * Fix last.c again.
328 * Add check to see if /dev/initctl is really a FIFO
329 * In ifdown.c first down all shaper devices then the real devices
330
331 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 2 Jun 1998 22:43:01 +0200
332
333 sysvinit (2.75-1) frozen unstable; urgency=low
334
335 * Rewrote last.c to be much more memory friendly and correct,
336 thanks to Nick Andrew <nick@zeta.org.au> and
337 David Parrish <dparrish@zeta.org.au>
338 * Fixes bugs:
339 #21616: sysvinit: sulogin thinks md5 root password is bad
340 #21765: sysvinit: Typo in `killall5.c'
341 #21775: sysvinit: sysvinit does not support MD5 hashed passwords
342 #21990: /usr/bin/last: unnecessary memset and off-by-one bug
343 #22084: sysvinit 2.74-4: SIGPWR missing on sparc
344 #21900: init, powerfail events, and shutdown.allow
345 #21702: init 0 does not work as expected...
346 #21728: sysvinit: Typo in `init.c'
347 #22363: sysvinit: discrepance btw. manpage and /sbin/init
348
349 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 19 May 1998 11:02:29 +0200
350
351 sysvinit (2.74-4) frozen unstable; urgency=medium
352
353 * Add -o option to last to process libc5 utmp files.
354 * Buffer overflow fixed in init.c (not very serious; only exploitable
355 by root). Thanks to Chris Evans <chris@ferret.lmh.ox.ac.uk>
356
357 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Wed, 15 Apr 1998 17:04:33 +0200
358
359 sysvinit (2.74-1) unstable; urgency=low
360
361 * Should compile with glibc 1.99 :)
362 * Change behaviour of reboot(1) and halt(1) so that the default when
363 the runlevel can't be determined is to call shutdown.
364 * Added re-exec patch from Al Viro (21 Feb 1998):
365 'U' flag added to telinit. It forces init to re-exec itself
366 (passing its state through exec, certainly).
367 May be useful for smoother (heh) upgrades.
368 24 Feb 1998, AV:
369 did_boot made global and added to state - thanks, Miquel.
370 Yet another file descriptors leak - close state pipe if
371 re_exec fails.
372
373 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Thu, 12 Mar 1998 17:42:46 +0100
374
375 sysvinit (2.73-2) unstable; urgency=low
376
377 * Change _NSIG to NSIG for 2.1.x kernel includes.
378
379 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Thu, 8 Jan 1998 16:01:02 +0100
380
381 sysvinit (2.73-1) unstable; urgency=low
382
383 * Use siginterrupt, now that system calls are restarted by default.
384 Main symptom was that the sulogin timeout didn't work but there
385 might have been more hidden problems.
386 * Kill process immidiately if turned off in inittab
387 * Fixed sulogin check on tty arg.
388 * Use strerror() instead of sys_errlist
389 * wall now supports a '-n' option to suppress [most of] the banner.
390 Debian doesn't use sysvinit's wall, but apparently Redhat does.
391 * Add '-F' (forcefsck) option to shutdown
392 * Close and reopen /dev/initctl on SIGUSR1 (mainly for a /dev in ram)
393
394 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Sat, 3 Jan 1998 16:32:39 +0100
395
396 sysvinit (2.72-3) unstable; urgency=low
397
398 * Add extra fork() in dowall.c to avoid hanging in rare cases
399
400 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Wed, 22 Oct 1997 14:44:00 +0200
401
402 sysvinit (2.72) unstable; urgency=low
403
404 * Applied manual page patches by Bill Hawes <whawes@star.net>. Thanks Bill!
405 * Applied patches to the sample Slackware scripts by
406 "Jonathan I. Kamens" <jik@kamens.brookline.ma.us>
407 * Fix halt and reboot runlevels 0 & 6 check.
408 * Only say "no more processes left in runlevel x" once
409 * Fix race condition with SIGCHLD in spawn()
410 (thanks to Alon Ziv <alonz@CS.Technion.AC.IL>)
411 * Compress all manpages (missed 2)
412 * Compiled for libc6
413 * Added poweroff patch by Roderich Schupp <rsch@ExperTeam.de>
414
415 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Sun, 12 Oct 1997 17:20:17 +0200
416
417 sysvinit (2.71-2) frozen unstable; urgency=low
418
419 * Print 2.71 instead of 2.70 on startup :)
420
421 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Mon, 5 May 1997 12:45:25 +0200
422
423 sysvinit (2.71-1) frozen unstable; urgency=high
424
425 * Added code for updwtmp() in utmp.c for glibc (2.0.3)
426 * Fixed all programs to use functions from utmp.c and getutent()
427 * Do not try to clean up utmp in init itself (Bug#9022)
428 * Removed sync() from main loop.
429 * Hopefully fixes bug #8657 (shutdown signal handling)
430
431 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Sat, 26 Apr 1997 19:57:27 +0200
432
433 sysvinit (2.70-1) unstable; urgency=low
434
435 * Respawn fix
436 * Removed StUdLy CaPs from source code
437 * Moved files in source archive around
438 * Fixes for glibc (utmp handling, signal handling).
439 * Fixed '-d' option to last (now also works without '-a').
440 * Added extra checking in last.c to prevent showing dead entries
441
442 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Fri, 7 Feb 1997 15:31:30 +0100
443
444 sysvinit (2.69-1) frozen unstable; urgency=medium
445
446 * Fixed bug that can throw X in a loop (or any other app that reads from
447 /dev/tty0)
448
449 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Sun, 1 Dec 1996 15:32:24 +0100
450
451 sysvinit (2.67-1) frozen unstable; urgency=high
452
453 * Fixes problem with /dev/console being controlling terminal of some
454 daemons
455 * Puts copyright file in the right place
456
457 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Fri, 15 Nov 1996 12:23:33 +0100
458
459 sysvinit (2.66-1) unstable; urgency=medium
460
461 * Skipped 2.65. A development 2.65 got out by accident and is apparently
462 being used..
463 * Also compiles and runs with GNU libc (and on the Alpha)
464 * Fixed dowall.c not to exit when getpwuid() fails and uid == 0.
465 * Fixed init panic'ing on empty lines in /etc/inittab
466 * Changed default PATH to include /usr/local/sbin
467 * Set /dev/console as controlling terminal for sysinit,bootwait,wait,powerwait
468 This allows using ^C to interrupt some parts of eg the boot process.
469 * Remove old symlink in /var/log/initlvl; let init check both
470 /var/log and /etc itself.
471
472 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 29 Oct 1996 13:46:54 +0100
473
474 2.66 29-Oct-1996
475 - Skipped 2.65. A development 2.65 got out by accident and is apparently
476 being used..
477 - Fixed dowall.c not to exit when getpwuid() fails and uid == 0.
478 - Fixed init panic'ing on empty lines in /etc/inittab
479 - Changed default PATH to include /usr/local/sbin
480 - Ported to Linux/Alpha and GNU libc.
481 - Set /dev/console as controlling terminal for sysinit,bootwait,wait,powerwait.
482 This allows using ^C to interrupt some parts of eg the boot process.
483 - Remove old symlink in /var/log/initlvl; let init check both
484 /var/log and /etc itself.
485
486 2.64 28-Jun-1996
487 - Init checks CONSOLE environment variable on startup (overrides /dev/console)
488 - Init sets CONSOLE variable for all its children.
489 - Wtmp(): when zeroing out old utmp entries, keep ut_id field
490 - Wtmp(): try to re-use ut_id field if possible.
491 - SetTerm(): only read from /etc/ioctl.save if written once.
492 - Included start-stop-daemon, C version (source only).
493 - Fixed wait() for the emergency shell.
494 - killall5: ignore signal before doing kill(-1, pid).
495
496 2.63 14-Jun-1996
497 - Fixed preinst script for Debian
498 - Fixed init.c to become init daemon if name is init.new
499 - Fixed pidof to not return PIDs of shell scripts
500
501 2.62-2 09-Jun-1996
502 - Changed debian /etc/init.d/boot script to create a nologin file
503 at boot and to remove it just before going multiuser.
504
505 2.62 31-May-1996
506 - Decided to release a 2.62 version with a BIG WARNING about upgrading
507 init in it. Will send a patch to Linus for the linux/Documentation/Changes
508 file so that 2.62 or later is mentioned as the version to upgrade to.
509 - Added docs for Slackware
510
511 2.61-3 29-May-1996
512 - Fixed debian/etc/init.d/network for the lo device.
513 - Added "-xdev" to the cd /tmp && find in debian/etc/init.d/boot
514 - Made remove time for files in /tmp configurable.
515
516 2.61 29-Apr-1996
517 - Changed /etc/init.d/boot script again
518 - Fixed problem in init.c with trailing whitespace after entries in inittab
519 - Fixed killall5 problems
520 - Added manpage for lastb
521 - Added SHELL= environment variable to sulogin
522 - Fixed sulogin & shadow problems
523 - Added timeout option to sulogin
524
525 2.60-2 16-Apr-1996
526 - Fixed sulogin (didn't work if root wasn't first entry in shadow file)
527 - Fixed mesg for systems with "tty" group (such as Debian)
528 - Fixed nsyslog() in killall5.c
529
530 2.60 01-Apr-1996
531 - Fixed race condition in init.c, resulting in hanging shutdowns.
532 Courtesy of Max Neunhoeffer <Max.Neunhoeffer@urz.uni-heidelberg.de>.
533 - Fixed debian/etc/init.d/boot for swapon and mdadd
534 - Added architecture to debian.control
535 - Added manpages for rc.boot and rc.local
536 - Updated inittab manpage for 4-character runlevel field
537 - Added debian replaces for bsdutils < version_without_mesg
538 - Fixed init.c so that it also works with kernels 1.3.81 and up
539
540 2.59 10-Mar-1996
541 - Init logs less to syslog (suspected to hang in syslog() or openlog() )
542 - removed closelog() from init.c
543 - removed time check of runlevel record in halt.
544 - Added options to last to get hostname from ut_addr field
545 - Added last and mesg to installation targets
546 - rewrote /etc/init.d/boot a bit.
547
548 2.58-2 04-Jan-1996
549 - Changed etc/init.d/rc to do a stty onlcr
550 - Added /var/log/initrunlvl symlink
551
552 2.58-1 31-Dec-1995
553 - Added the latest debian files.
554 - Added support for 4-character id fields (if you have libc5).
555 - Fixed pidof (in killall5) parsing of /proc/.../stat
556 - Save restore GMT setting in /etc/init.d/boot
557
558 2.57d 03-Dec-1995
559 - Added sulogin
560 - Added "-b" flag to init, gives a shell before
561 anything else (in case the startup scripts are screwed)
562 - Moved fastboot to /fastboot
563 - Folded in Debian patches.
564 - Removed old scripts
565 - Added debian /etc/directory.
566
567 2.57c 08-Oct-1995
568 - Changed over to init_request (with initreq.h)
569 - Processes no longer killed when "process" field
570 changes, change takes effect after next respawn.
571
572 2.57b xx-Aug-1995
573 - Bugfix release for Debian and Slackware 3.0
574
575 2.57a 10-Jul-1995
576 - Fixed race condition init init.c wrt got_chld
577 - Fixed one-off for malloc in killall5.c
578 - Changed dowall.c
579 - Console code: no relink to /dev/systty on CTRL-ALT-DEL)
580
581 2.57 22-May-1995
582 - Changed a few things here and there, didn't
583 really document it :)
584
585 2.55 17-Jan-1995
586 - Added option to shutdown to run standalone.
587
588 2.54 12-Jan-1995
589 - Added GNU copyrigh to all *.[ch] files.
590 - added /etc/initscript
591 - reboot and halt now call shutdown in runlevels 1-5
592 - Can run from read-only root (CDROM)
593
594 2.53 10-Oct-1994
595 - Renamed pidof to killall5, updated all scripts to
596 use killall5 instead of kill -1 ....
597 - Rewrote scripts to use this, and some general changes.
598 - Added SysV command line compatibility to shutdown.
599
600 2.52 30-Aug-1994
601 - Added `powerfailnow' keyword, for when UPS battery is low.
602 - Updated `last'.
603 - Fixed utmp handling (wrt. CLEAN_UTMP)
604 TODO:
605 * Make last compatible with GNU/BSD (long options?)
606 * update powerd
607 * remote SIGPWR broadcast? in powerd? (with priv. port)
608 * remote shutdown
609
610 2.50 14-Feb-1994
611 - Ignores unknown command line arguments.
612 - Modelled more after the "real" sysVinit
613 - Lots of changes all over the place.
614 (like showing runlevel in "ps" listing, logging
615 runlevel into utmp file etc)
616 - now using "reliable" signals instead of V7 style.
617 - Updated all scripts. Examples are in two directories:
618 etc (normal) and etc-sysv (sysv style scripts).
619 - runlevel 0 = halt, 1 = single user, 6 = reboot.
620 - added support for serial console.
621 - updated Propaganda, manpages.
622 - added shutdown access control.
623
624 2.4 24-May-93
625 - Send out the official version into the world as
626 SysVinit-2.4.tar.z.
627
628 2.4g 15-May-93
629 - Changed init to really catch SIGPWR 'cause we
630 hooked up an UPS to the Linux machine. The
631 keyword for catching the TreeFingerSalute is
632 now "ctrlaltdel" instead of "power{wait,fail}".
633
634 2.4a 22-Apr-93
635 - Fixed last to reckognize BSD style wtmp logging.
636 - Changed init to write wtmp records that are
637 SysV compliant but are also reckognized by the
638 BSD last. Added a '+' option to the 'process'
639 field of inittab, for getties that want to do
640 their own utmp/wtmp housekeeping (kludge!).
641 - Now accepts a runlevel on the command line,
642 and reckognizes the 'auto' argument. (Sets the
643 environment variable AUTOBOOT to YES)
644
645 2.2.3 24-Mar-93
646 - Ripped out the 'leave' action. To difficult, and
647 unneeded.
648 - Going single user now kills _all_ processes.
649 - Added '-t secs' option to all commands.
650 - This version is stable enough to post.
651
652 2.2 02-Mar-93
653 - Made wait()'s asynchronous
654 - Changed whole thing to one big state machine
655 - Now using 'pseudo levels' # & * for SYSINIT & BOOT
656 - Added a new type of 'action', called leave. This
657 process will be executed when the system goes from a
658 runlevel specified in it's runlevel field to a
659 level that's not. Nice to bring down NFS and the like.
660
661 2.1 28-Jan-93
662 - Fixed a bug with 'boot' and 'once'.
663 - Check 'initdefault' for validity.
664 - Reckognizes "single" as command line argument.
665 - Retries execvp with 'sh -c exec ..' if command
666 is a shell script. (shouldn't execvp do this?)
667 - Added patches to use syslog if defined.
668
669 2.0 08-Dec-92
670 - Rewrote the code totally, so started with a new
671 version number.
672 - Dropped Minix support, this code now is Linux - specific.
673 - With TEST switch on, this init & telinit can
674 run standalone for test purposes.
675
676 1.3, 05-Jul-92
677 - Got a 386, so installed Linux. Added 'soft' reboot
678 to be default under linux. Fixed some typos.
679
680 1.2, 16-Jun-92
681 - Bugreport from Michael Haardt ; removed deadlock
682 and added 'waitpid' instead of 'wait' for SYSV.
683
684 1.1, 30-Apr-92
685 - Read manual wrong: there is no 'action' field called
686 process, but all entries are of type process. Every
687 'process' get exec'ed by /bin/sh -c 'exec command'.
688 - Rapidly respawning processes are caught in the act.
689 - _SYSV support is really Linux support,
690 done by poe@daimi.aau.dk on 25-Mar-92.
691
692 1.0, 01-Feb-92
693 - Initial version, very primitive for the Minix
694 operating system. Required some mods. to the
695 kernel.
696