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