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