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