bootscript logging conundrum

James Robertson jwrober at
Wed Apr 20 05:47:37 PDT 2005

DJ Lucas wrote:
> Archaic wrote:
>>Does anyone have opinions?
> I would like to see it stay as it has actually proven useful on both
> headless and remote systems.  The hack that I had proposed off list,
> after further review and slight modification, is actually a legitimate
> way of handling the events prior to sysklogd starting.  rc mounts it's
> own tmpfs, used to capture the temporary bootlog file, which is then
> appended directly to the existing bootlog just before syslogd starts,
> after which, it can still be used for other bootscript accounting info
> and umounted when rc finishes it's job.  BTW, just to clarify, I had
> refered to it as a 'hack' myself, not Archaic.

That seems like a great idea.  This should be put in/kept in IMO.
<snip some stuff on the FHS>

Education is always good IMO for the book.  I always see this as a plus.

I also wanted interactive boot.  I would like to see this as a feature 
as well.

> -- DJ Lucas


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