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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 * sulogin - add the possibility to reset the terminal io
21 * Fix some minor problems
22 * init - enable is_selinux_enabled() to detect selinuxfs
23
24 sysvinit (2.88dsf) UNRELEASED; urgency=low
25
26 [ Petter Reinholdtsen ]
27 * Mention new home on Savannah in README.
28 * Revert change from Fedora/RedHat where the now obsolete command
29 INIT_CMD_CHANGECONS was introduced. Based on feedback and patch
30 from Bill Nottingham.
31 * Adjust makefile to make sure the install directories are created
32 before files are copied into them.
33 * Simplify build rules, based on patch from Mike Frysinger and Gentoo.
34 * Fix minor bug in optimizing of argument parsing. Based on
35 report from jakemus on freshmeat.
36 * Add casts to get rid of compiler warning about signed/unsigned issues.
37 * Change tty handling in init to make sure the UTF-8 flag is not cleared
38 on boot. Patch from Samuel Thibault.
39 * Add Makefile in toplevel directory.
40 * Print usage information when shutdown is used by non-root user.
41 Patch from Mike Frysinger and Gentoo.
42 * Sync shutdown manual page and usage information. Patch from Mike
43 Frysinger and Gentoo.
44 * Fix race condition in utmp writing. Patch from Gil Kloepfer via
45 Mike Frysinger and Gentoo.
46 * Rewrite findtty() in bootlogd to recursively search /dev/ for the
47 correct device, to handle terminal devices for example in /dev/pty/.
48 Patch from Debian.
49 * Make sure bootlogd findpty() returns an error value when it fails to
50 find a usable pty. Patch from Rob Leslie via Debian.
51 * Make sure bootlogd fflush() every line, even if asked not to flush
52 to disk using fdatasync(). Patch from Scott Gifford via Debian.
53
54 [ Werner Fink ]
55 * Add the comment from Andrea Arcangeli about the correct
56 place of setting the default childhandler within spawn().
57 * Make sure that newline is printed out for last(1) even
58 if an utmp record entry is truncated.
59 * Check if utmp not only exists but also is writable and delay
60 writing out of the utmp runlevel record if utmp is not writable.
61 * Be able to find libcrypt also on 64 bit based architectures.
62
63 -- Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com> Sun, 12 Jul 2009 19:58:10 +0200
64
65 sysvinit (2.87dsf) world; urgency=low
66
67 * Fix typos and do minor updates in the manual pages.
68 * Correct section of mountpoint(1).
69 * Document -e and -t options for telinit in init(8).
70 * Update address of FSF in the COPYRIGHT file.
71 * Document in halt(8) that -n might not disable all syncing.
72 Patch by Bill Nottingham and Fedora
73 * Adjust output from "last -x". In reboot lines, print endpoint
74 of uptime too. In shutdown lines print downtimes rather than
75 the time between downs. Fix typo in string compare in last.c.
76 Patch by Thomas Hood.
77 * Improve handling of IPv6 addresses in last. Patch from Fedora.
78 * Document last options in usage information, previously only
79 mentioned in the manual page.
80 * Add new option -F to last, to output full date string instead
81 of the short form provided by default. Patch from Olaf Dabrunz
82 and SuSe.
83 * Adjust build rules to make sure the installed binaries
84 are stripped.
85 * Increase the compiler warning level when building.
86 * Fix utmp/wtmp updating on 64-bit platforms. Patch by Bill
87 Nottingham and Fedora.
88 * Avoid unchecked return value from malloc() in utmpdump.
89 Patch from Christian 'Dr. Disk' Hechelmann and Fedora.
90 * Make sure to use execle and no execl when passing environment to
91 the new process. Patch from RedHat.
92 * Correct init to make sure the waiting status is preserved across
93 re-exec. Patch from RedHat.
94 * Correct init to avoid race condition when starting programs during
95 boot. Patch from SuSe.
96 * Allow 'telinit u' in runlevels 0 and 6. Patch from Thomas Hood.
97 * Change install rules to make pidof an absolute symlink. Patch from
98 Thomas Hood.
99 * Improve error message from init if fork() fail. Patch found in Suse.
100 * Add support for SE Linux capability handling. Patch from Manoj
101 Srivastava, adjusted to avoid aborting if SE policy was loaded in
102 the initrd with patch from Bill Nottingham and Fedora.
103 * Add -c option to pidof for only matching processes with the same
104 process root. Ignore -c when not running as root. Patch from
105 Thomas Woerner and Fedora.
106 * Adjust init to terminate argv0 with one 0 rather than two so that
107 process name can be one character longer. Patch by Kir Kolyshkin.
108 * Make sure bootlogd exit with non-error exit code when forking of
109 the child successfully.
110 * Add bootlogd option -s to make it possible to control the use of
111 fdatasync(). Patch from Thomas Hood.
112 * Add bootlogd option -c to tell it to create the log file if it does
113 not exist. Patch from Thomas Hood.
114 * Let bootlogd also look at ttyB* devices to work on HPPA. Patch
115 from Thomas Hood.
116 * Change init to use setenv() instead of putenv, make sure the PATH
117 value is usable on re-exec. Patch from Thomas Hood.
118 * Add usleep in killall5 after killing processes, to force the kernel
119 to reschedule. Patch from SuSe.
120 * Modify pidof to not print empty line if no pid was found.
121 * Modify init and sulogin to fix emergency mode's tty, making sure ^C
122 and ^Z work when booting with 'emergency' kernel option. Patch from
123 Samuel Thibault.
124 * Modify init to allow some time for failed opens to resolve themselves.
125 Patch from Bill Nottingham and Fedora.
126 * Modify init to shut down IDE, SCSI and SATA disks properly. Patches
127 from Sebastian Reichelt, Werner Fink and SuSe.
128 * Modify wall to use UT_LINESIZE from <utmp.h> instead of hardcoded
129 string lengths. Patch from SuSe.
130 * Change wall to make halt include hostname in output.
131 * Change killall to avoid killing init by mistake. Patch from SuSe.
132 * Change killall5 to use the exit value to report if it found any
133 processes to kill. Patch from Debian.
134 * Add option -o opmitpid to killall5, to make it possible to skip
135 some pids during shutdown. Based on patch from Colin Watson and
136 Ubuntu.
137 * Add references between killall5 and pidof manual pages. Patch from Debian.
138 * Modify killall to work better with user space file system, by
139 changing cwd to /proc when stopping and killing processes, and
140 avoiding stat() when the value isn't used. Also, lock process
141 pages in memory to avoid paging when user processes are stopped.
142 Patch from Debian and Goswin von Brederlow with changes by Kel
143 Modderman.
144 * Change shutdown to only accept flags -H and -P with the -h flag,
145 and document this requirement in the manual page.
146 * Change reboot/halt to work properly when used as a login shell.
147 Patch by Dale R. Worley and Fedora.
148 * Let sulogin fall back to the staticly linked /bin/sash if both roots
149 shell and /bin/sh fail to execute.
150
151 -- Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com> Sun, 12 Jul 2009 19:58:10 +0200
152
153 sysvinit (2.86) cistron; urgency=low
154
155 * Fixed up bootlogd to read /proc/cmdline. Also keep an internal
156 linebuffer to process \r, \t and ^H. It is becoming useable.
157 * Applied trivial OWL patches
158 * Block signals in syslog(), since syslog() is not re-entrant
159 (James Olin Oden <joden@malachi.lee.k12.nc.us>, redhat bug #97534)
160 * Minor adjustements so that sysvinit compiles on the Hurd
161 * killall5 now skips kernel threads
162 * Inittab entries with both 'S' and other runlevels were broken.
163 Fix by Bryan Kadzban <bryan@kadzban.is-a-geek.net>
164 * Changed initreq.h to be more flexible and forwards-compatible.
165 * You can now through /dev/initctl set environment variables in
166 init that will be inherited by its children. For now, only
167 variables prefixed with INIT_ can be set and the maximum is
168 16 variables. There's also a length limit due to the size
169 of struct init_request, so it should be safe from abuse.
170 * Option -P and -H to shutdown set INIT_HALT=POWERDOWN and
171 INIT_HALT=HALT as environment variables as described above
172 * Add "mountpoint" utility.
173 * Slightly better algorithm in killall5.c:pidof()
174 * Added some patches from fedora-core (halt-usage, last -t,
175 sulogin-message, user-console)
176
177 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Fri, 30 Jul 2004 14:14:58 +0200
178
179 sysvinit (2.85) cistron; urgency=low
180
181 * Add IPv6 support in last(1)
182 * Sulogin: even if the root password is empty, ask for a password-
183 otherwise there is no way to set a timeout.
184 * Removed support for ioctl.save.
185 * Turned of support for /etc/initrunlvl and /var/run/initrunlvl
186 * Fixed warts in dowall.c ("Dmitry V. Levin" <ldv@altlinux.org>)
187 * Fix init.c::spawn(). The "f" variable was used both as file descriptor
188 and waitpid(2) return code. In certain circumstances, this leads to
189 TIOCSCTTY with wrong file descriptor (Vladimir N. Oleynik).
190 * Fix fd leak in sulogin (Dmitry V. Levin).
191 * More error checking in all wait() calling code (Dmitry V. Levin).
192 * Fix argv[] initialization in spawn() (Dmitry V. Levin).
193 * Change strncpy to strncat in most places (Dmitry V. Levin).
194
195 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 15 Apr 2003 16:37:57 +0200
196
197 sysvinit (2.84) cistron; urgency=low
198
199 * Don't use /etc/initlvl interface for telinit; only use /dev/initctl,
200 and give a clear error when that fails.
201 * Add -i/--init command line flag to init - this tells init
202 'behave as system init even if you're not PID#1'. Useful for
203 testing in chroot/jail type environments.
204
205 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 27 Nov 2001 13:10:08 +0100
206
207 sysvinit (2.83) cistron; urgency=low
208
209 * Fix bug in shutdown where it didn't check correctly for a
210 virtual console when checking /etc/shutdown.allow
211 * Fix race condition in waitpid() [Andrea Arcangeli]
212 * Call closelog() after openlog()/syslog() since recent libc's
213 keep the logging fd open and that is fd#0 aka stdin.
214
215 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 2 Oct 2001 23:27:06 +0200
216
217 sysvinit (2.82) cistron; urgency=low
218
219 * Print out correct version number at startup.
220 * Fix spelling of initttab in init(8)
221
222 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Thu, 23 Aug 2001 17:50:44 +0200
223
224 sysvinit (2.81) cistron; urgency=low
225
226 * Fix typo/bug in killall5/pidof, -o option failed to work since 2.79.
227 Reformatted source code to prevent this from happening again.
228 * shutdown.8: applied redhat manpage update
229 * sulogin: applied redhat sysvinit-2.78-sulogin-nologin.patch
230 * sulogin: applied redhat sysvinit-2.78-notty.patch
231 * sulogin: applied redhat sysvinit-2.78-sigint.patch
232
233 sysvinit (2.80) cistron; urgency=low
234
235 * Grammar/spelling fixes in shutdown.c (Christian Steinrueck)
236 * Don't set controlling tty for non-(sysinit,boot,single) runlevels
237
238 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Thu, 26 Jul 2001 13:26:56 +0200
239
240 sysvinit (2.79) cistron; urgency=low
241
242 * New upstream version
243 * several fixes to wall by Tim Robbins <fyre@box3n.gumbynet.org>
244 * Several extra boundary checks by Solar Designer
245 * Make /dev/console controlling tty
246 * Stricter checks on ownership of tty by mesg(1)
247 * Documented and restricted -n option to wall(1)
248 * Make it compile with glibc 2.2.2
249 * Document IO redirection in wall manpage (closes: #79491)
250 * Update README (closes: #85650)
251 * Fix init.8 manpage (closes: #75268)
252 * Fix typo in halt(8) manpage (closes: #67875)
253 * Check time argument of shutdown(8) for correctness (closes: #67825)
254 * Check for stale sessions in last(1) (Chris Wolf <cwolf@starclass.com>)
255
256 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Wed, 4 Jul 2001 15:04:36 +0200
257
258 sysvinit (2.78-2) frozen unstable; urgency=high
259
260 * Change "booting" to "reloading" message at reload
261 * Add "-z xxx" dummy command line argument (closes: #54717)
262
263 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Fri, 11 Feb 2000 12:17:54 +0100
264
265 sysvinit (2.78-1) unstable; urgency=low
266
267 * 2.78 will be the new upstream version, I'm skipping 2.77
268 * Shutdown now calls sync before switching the runlevel to 0 or 6,
269 or before unmounting filesystems if -n was used (closes: #46461)
270 * Some cosmetic changes to init.c (closes: #32079)
271
272 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Thu, 30 Dec 1999 20:40:23 +0100
273
274 sysvinit (2.77-2) unstable; urgency=low
275
276 * Fix last -i option
277
278 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 5 Oct 1999 21:51:50 +0200
279
280 sysvinit (2.77-1) unstable; urgency=low
281
282 * Write reboot record into utmp file as well to make rms happy
283 * Fork and dump core in / if SIGSEGV is received for debugging purposes
284 * Patch by Craig Sanders <cas@vicnet.net.au> for "last" -i option
285
286 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Wed, 4 Aug 1999 11:16:23 +0200
287
288 sysvinit (2.76-4) unstable; urgency=low
289
290 * Change dowall.c to handle Unix98 ptys correctly
291 * Add comment in rcS about usage of setup.sh and unconfigured.sh
292 * Shutdown now removes nologin file just before calling telinit
293 * SEGV handler now tries to continue after sleep of 30 seconds.
294 On a 386-class processor it also prints out the value of EIP.
295 * Fix for racecondition in check_init_fifo() by Richard Gooch
296
297 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Sat, 8 May 1999 17:22:57 +0200
298
299 sysvinit (2.76-3) frozen unstable; urgency=high
300
301 * Small bugfix to last.c courtesy of Danek Duvall <duvall@emufarm.ml.org>
302
303 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 12 Jan 1999 12:12:44 +0100
304
305 sysvinit (2.76-1) frozen unstable; urgency=high
306
307 * Fix bug in check_pipe() which crashes init on the Alpha.
308
309 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 3 Nov 1998 11:09:13 +0100
310
311 sysvinit (2.75-4) unstable; urgency=low
312
313 * Change sulogin password buffer to 128 characters.
314 * Don't print control characters in dowall.c
315 * Try to open getenv ("CONSOLE"), /dev/console and /dev/tty0 in order.
316 For backwards compatibility when you try to boot a 2.0.x kernel
317 with a linux > 2.1.70 /dev/console device.
318 * Change src/Makefile for non-debian systems (mainly, RedHat)
319 * Try to create /dev/initctl if not present; check every time to see
320 if the dev/ino of /dev/initctl has changed and re-open it. This should
321 help devfs a bit.
322 * Send SIGUSR1 to init at bootup to let it re-open /dev/initctl;
323 again in support of devfs.
324 * Moved pidof to /bin (it's only a link to killall5 anyway)
325
326 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Mon, 5 Oct 1998 14:03:14 +0200
327
328 sysvinit (2.75-2) frozen unstable; urgency=medium
329
330 * Fix last.c again.
331 * Add check to see if /dev/initctl is really a FIFO
332 * In ifdown.c first down all shaper devices then the real devices
333
334 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 2 Jun 1998 22:43:01 +0200
335
336 sysvinit (2.75-1) frozen unstable; urgency=low
337
338 * Rewrote last.c to be much more memory friendly and correct,
339 thanks to Nick Andrew <nick@zeta.org.au> and
340 David Parrish <dparrish@zeta.org.au>
341 * Fixes bugs:
342 #21616: sysvinit: sulogin thinks md5 root password is bad
343 #21765: sysvinit: Typo in `killall5.c'
344 #21775: sysvinit: sysvinit does not support MD5 hashed passwords
345 #21990: /usr/bin/last: unnecessary memset and off-by-one bug
346 #22084: sysvinit 2.74-4: SIGPWR missing on sparc
347 #21900: init, powerfail events, and shutdown.allow
348 #21702: init 0 does not work as expected...
349 #21728: sysvinit: Typo in `init.c'
350 #22363: sysvinit: discrepance btw. manpage and /sbin/init
351
352 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 19 May 1998 11:02:29 +0200
353
354 sysvinit (2.74-4) frozen unstable; urgency=medium
355
356 * Add -o option to last to process libc5 utmp files.
357 * Buffer overflow fixed in init.c (not very serious; only exploitable
358 by root). Thanks to Chris Evans <chris@ferret.lmh.ox.ac.uk>
359
360 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Wed, 15 Apr 1998 17:04:33 +0200
361
362 sysvinit (2.74-1) unstable; urgency=low
363
364 * Should compile with glibc 1.99 :)
365 * Change behaviour of reboot(1) and halt(1) so that the default when
366 the runlevel can't be determined is to call shutdown.
367 * Added re-exec patch from Al Viro (21 Feb 1998):
368 'U' flag added to telinit. It forces init to re-exec itself
369 (passing its state through exec, certainly).
370 May be useful for smoother (heh) upgrades.
371 24 Feb 1998, AV:
372 did_boot made global and added to state - thanks, Miquel.
373 Yet another file descriptors leak - close state pipe if
374 re_exec fails.
375
376 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Thu, 12 Mar 1998 17:42:46 +0100
377
378 sysvinit (2.73-2) unstable; urgency=low
379
380 * Change _NSIG to NSIG for 2.1.x kernel includes.
381
382 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Thu, 8 Jan 1998 16:01:02 +0100
383
384 sysvinit (2.73-1) unstable; urgency=low
385
386 * Use siginterrupt, now that system calls are restarted by default.
387 Main symptom was that the sulogin timeout didn't work but there
388 might have been more hidden problems.
389 * Kill process immidiately if turned off in inittab
390 * Fixed sulogin check on tty arg.
391 * Use strerror() instead of sys_errlist
392 * wall now supports a '-n' option to suppress [most of] the banner.
393 Debian doesn't use sysvinit's wall, but apparently Redhat does.
394 * Add '-F' (forcefsck) option to shutdown
395 * Close and reopen /dev/initctl on SIGUSR1 (mainly for a /dev in ram)
396
397 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Sat, 3 Jan 1998 16:32:39 +0100
398
399 sysvinit (2.72-3) unstable; urgency=low
400
401 * Add extra fork() in dowall.c to avoid hanging in rare cases
402
403 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Wed, 22 Oct 1997 14:44:00 +0200
404
405 sysvinit (2.72) unstable; urgency=low
406
407 * Applied manual page patches by Bill Hawes <whawes@star.net>. Thanks Bill!
408 * Applied patches to the sample Slackware scripts by
409 "Jonathan I. Kamens" <jik@kamens.brookline.ma.us>
410 * Fix halt and reboot runlevels 0 & 6 check.
411 * Only say "no more processes left in runlevel x" once
412 * Fix race condition with SIGCHLD in spawn()
413 (thanks to Alon Ziv <alonz@CS.Technion.AC.IL>)
414 * Compress all manpages (missed 2)
415 * Compiled for libc6
416 * Added poweroff patch by Roderich Schupp <rsch@ExperTeam.de>
417
418 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Sun, 12 Oct 1997 17:20:17 +0200
419
420 sysvinit (2.71-2) frozen unstable; urgency=low
421
422 * Print 2.71 instead of 2.70 on startup :)
423
424 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Mon, 5 May 1997 12:45:25 +0200
425
426 sysvinit (2.71-1) frozen unstable; urgency=high
427
428 * Added code for updwtmp() in utmp.c for glibc (2.0.3)
429 * Fixed all programs to use functions from utmp.c and getutent()
430 * Do not try to clean up utmp in init itself (Bug#9022)
431 * Removed sync() from main loop.
432 * Hopefully fixes bug #8657 (shutdown signal handling)
433
434 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Sat, 26 Apr 1997 19:57:27 +0200
435
436 sysvinit (2.70-1) unstable; urgency=low
437
438 * Respawn fix
439 * Removed StUdLy CaPs from source code
440 * Moved files in source archive around
441 * Fixes for glibc (utmp handling, signal handling).
442 * Fixed '-d' option to last (now also works without '-a').
443 * Added extra checking in last.c to prevent showing dead entries
444
445 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Fri, 7 Feb 1997 15:31:30 +0100
446
447 sysvinit (2.69-1) frozen unstable; urgency=medium
448
449 * Fixed bug that can throw X in a loop (or any other app that reads from
450 /dev/tty0)
451
452 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Sun, 1 Dec 1996 15:32:24 +0100
453
454 sysvinit (2.67-1) frozen unstable; urgency=high
455
456 * Fixes problem with /dev/console being controlling terminal of some
457 daemons
458 * Puts copyright file in the right place
459
460 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Fri, 15 Nov 1996 12:23:33 +0100
461
462 sysvinit (2.66-1) unstable; urgency=medium
463
464 * Skipped 2.65. A development 2.65 got out by accident and is apparently
465 being used..
466 * Also compiles and runs with GNU libc (and on the Alpha)
467 * Fixed dowall.c not to exit when getpwuid() fails and uid == 0.
468 * Fixed init panic'ing on empty lines in /etc/inittab
469 * Changed default PATH to include /usr/local/sbin
470 * Set /dev/console as controlling terminal for sysinit,bootwait,wait,powerwait
471 This allows using ^C to interrupt some parts of eg the boot process.
472 * Remove old symlink in /var/log/initlvl; let init check both
473 /var/log and /etc itself.
474
475 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 29 Oct 1996 13:46:54 +0100
476
477 2.66 29-Oct-1996
478 - Skipped 2.65. A development 2.65 got out by accident and is apparently
479 being used..
480 - Fixed dowall.c not to exit when getpwuid() fails and uid == 0.
481 - Fixed init panic'ing on empty lines in /etc/inittab
482 - Changed default PATH to include /usr/local/sbin
483 - Ported to Linux/Alpha and GNU libc.
484 - Set /dev/console as controlling terminal for sysinit,bootwait,wait,powerwait.
485 This allows using ^C to interrupt some parts of eg the boot process.
486 - Remove old symlink in /var/log/initlvl; let init check both
487 /var/log and /etc itself.
488
489 2.64 28-Jun-1996
490 - Init checks CONSOLE environment variable on startup (overrides /dev/console)
491 - Init sets CONSOLE variable for all its children.
492 - Wtmp(): when zeroing out old utmp entries, keep ut_id field
493 - Wtmp(): try to re-use ut_id field if possible.
494 - SetTerm(): only read from /etc/ioctl.save if written once.
495 - Included start-stop-daemon, C version (source only).
496 - Fixed wait() for the emergency shell.
497 - killall5: ignore signal before doing kill(-1, pid).
498
499 2.63 14-Jun-1996
500 - Fixed preinst script for Debian
501 - Fixed init.c to become init daemon if name is init.new
502 - Fixed pidof to not return PIDs of shell scripts
503
504 2.62-2 09-Jun-1996
505 - Changed debian /etc/init.d/boot script to create a nologin file
506 at boot and to remove it just before going multiuser.
507
508 2.62 31-May-1996
509 - Decided to release a 2.62 version with a BIG WARNING about upgrading
510 init in it. Will send a patch to Linus for the linux/Documentation/Changes
511 file so that 2.62 or later is mentioned as the version to upgrade to.
512 - Added docs for Slackware
513
514 2.61-3 29-May-1996
515 - Fixed debian/etc/init.d/network for the lo device.
516 - Added "-xdev" to the cd /tmp && find in debian/etc/init.d/boot
517 - Made remove time for files in /tmp configurable.
518
519 2.61 29-Apr-1996
520 - Changed /etc/init.d/boot script again
521 - Fixed problem in init.c with trailing whitespace after entries in inittab
522 - Fixed killall5 problems
523 - Added manpage for lastb
524 - Added SHELL= environment variable to sulogin
525 - Fixed sulogin & shadow problems
526 - Added timeout option to sulogin
527
528 2.60-2 16-Apr-1996
529 - Fixed sulogin (didn't work if root wasn't first entry in shadow file)
530 - Fixed mesg for systems with "tty" group (such as Debian)
531 - Fixed nsyslog() in killall5.c
532
533 2.60 01-Apr-1996
534 - Fixed race condition in init.c, resulting in hanging shutdowns.
535 Courtesy of Max Neunhoeffer <Max.Neunhoeffer@urz.uni-heidelberg.de>.
536 - Fixed debian/etc/init.d/boot for swapon and mdadd
537 - Added architecture to debian.control
538 - Added manpages for rc.boot and rc.local
539 - Updated inittab manpage for 4-character runlevel field
540 - Added debian replaces for bsdutils < version_without_mesg
541 - Fixed init.c so that it also works with kernels 1.3.81 and up
542
543 2.59 10-Mar-1996
544 - Init logs less to syslog (suspected to hang in syslog() or openlog() )
545 - removed closelog() from init.c
546 - removed time check of runlevel record in halt.
547 - Added options to last to get hostname from ut_addr field
548 - Added last and mesg to installation targets
549 - rewrote /etc/init.d/boot a bit.
550
551 2.58-2 04-Jan-1996
552 - Changed etc/init.d/rc to do a stty onlcr
553 - Added /var/log/initrunlvl symlink
554
555 2.58-1 31-Dec-1995
556 - Added the latest debian files.
557 - Added support for 4-character id fields (if you have libc5).
558 - Fixed pidof (in killall5) parsing of /proc/.../stat
559 - Save restore GMT setting in /etc/init.d/boot
560
561 2.57d 03-Dec-1995
562 - Added sulogin
563 - Added "-b" flag to init, gives a shell before
564 anything else (in case the startup scripts are screwed)
565 - Moved fastboot to /fastboot
566 - Folded in Debian patches.
567 - Removed old scripts
568 - Added debian /etc/directory.
569
570 2.57c 08-Oct-1995
571 - Changed over to init_request (with initreq.h)
572 - Processes no longer killed when "process" field
573 changes, change takes effect after next respawn.
574
575 2.57b xx-Aug-1995
576 - Bugfix release for Debian and Slackware 3.0
577
578 2.57a 10-Jul-1995
579 - Fixed race condition init init.c wrt got_chld
580 - Fixed one-off for malloc in killall5.c
581 - Changed dowall.c
582 - Console code: no relink to /dev/systty on CTRL-ALT-DEL)
583
584 2.57 22-May-1995
585 - Changed a few things here and there, didn't
586 really document it :)
587
588 2.55 17-Jan-1995
589 - Added option to shutdown to run standalone.
590
591 2.54 12-Jan-1995
592 - Added GNU copyrigh to all *.[ch] files.
593 - added /etc/initscript
594 - reboot and halt now call shutdown in runlevels 1-5
595 - Can run from read-only root (CDROM)
596
597 2.53 10-Oct-1994
598 - Renamed pidof to killall5, updated all scripts to
599 use killall5 instead of kill -1 ....
600 - Rewrote scripts to use this, and some general changes.
601 - Added SysV command line compatibility to shutdown.
602
603 2.52 30-Aug-1994
604 - Added `powerfailnow' keyword, for when UPS battery is low.
605 - Updated `last'.
606 - Fixed utmp handling (wrt. CLEAN_UTMP)
607 TODO:
608 * Make last compatible with GNU/BSD (long options?)
609 * update powerd
610 * remote SIGPWR broadcast? in powerd? (with priv. port)
611 * remote shutdown
612
613 2.50 14-Feb-1994
614 - Ignores unknown command line arguments.
615 - Modelled more after the "real" sysVinit
616 - Lots of changes all over the place.
617 (like showing runlevel in "ps" listing, logging
618 runlevel into utmp file etc)
619 - now using "reliable" signals instead of V7 style.
620 - Updated all scripts. Examples are in two directories:
621 etc (normal) and etc-sysv (sysv style scripts).
622 - runlevel 0 = halt, 1 = single user, 6 = reboot.
623 - added support for serial console.
624 - updated Propaganda, manpages.
625 - added shutdown access control.
626
627 2.4 24-May-93
628 - Send out the official version into the world as
629 SysVinit-2.4.tar.z.
630
631 2.4g 15-May-93
632 - Changed init to really catch SIGPWR 'cause we
633 hooked up an UPS to the Linux machine. The
634 keyword for catching the TreeFingerSalute is
635 now "ctrlaltdel" instead of "power{wait,fail}".
636
637 2.4a 22-Apr-93
638 - Fixed last to reckognize BSD style wtmp logging.
639 - Changed init to write wtmp records that are
640 SysV compliant but are also reckognized by the
641 BSD last. Added a '+' option to the 'process'
642 field of inittab, for getties that want to do
643 their own utmp/wtmp housekeeping (kludge!).
644 - Now accepts a runlevel on the command line,
645 and reckognizes the 'auto' argument. (Sets the
646 environment variable AUTOBOOT to YES)
647
648 2.2.3 24-Mar-93
649 - Ripped out the 'leave' action. To difficult, and
650 unneeded.
651 - Going single user now kills _all_ processes.
652 - Added '-t secs' option to all commands.
653 - This version is stable enough to post.
654
655 2.2 02-Mar-93
656 - Made wait()'s asynchronous
657 - Changed whole thing to one big state machine
658 - Now using 'pseudo levels' # & * for SYSINIT & BOOT
659 - Added a new type of 'action', called leave. This
660 process will be executed when the system goes from a
661 runlevel specified in it's runlevel field to a
662 level that's not. Nice to bring down NFS and the like.
663
664 2.1 28-Jan-93
665 - Fixed a bug with 'boot' and 'once'.
666 - Check 'initdefault' for validity.
667 - Reckognizes "single" as command line argument.
668 - Retries execvp with 'sh -c exec ..' if command
669 is a shell script. (shouldn't execvp do this?)
670 - Added patches to use syslog if defined.
671
672 2.0 08-Dec-92
673 - Rewrote the code totally, so started with a new
674 version number.
675 - Dropped Minix support, this code now is Linux - specific.
676 - With TEST switch on, this init & telinit can
677 run standalone for test purposes.
678
679 1.3, 05-Jul-92
680 - Got a 386, so installed Linux. Added 'soft' reboot
681 to be default under linux. Fixed some typos.
682
683 1.2, 16-Jun-92
684 - Bugreport from Michael Haardt ; removed deadlock
685 and added 'waitpid' instead of 'wait' for SYSV.
686
687 1.1, 30-Apr-92
688 - Read manual wrong: there is no 'action' field called
689 process, but all entries are of type process. Every
690 'process' get exec'ed by /bin/sh -c 'exec command'.
691 - Rapidly respawning processes are caught in the act.
692 - _SYSV support is really Linux support,
693 done by poe@daimi.aau.dk on 25-Mar-92.
694
695 1.0, 01-Feb-92
696 - Initial version, very primitive for the Minix
697 operating system. Required some mods. to the
698 kernel.
699