[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Some remaining work on sysvinit

Thomas Hood jdthood at yahoo.co.uk
Fri Jan 27 11:41:51 UTC 2006

Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> [Thomas Hood]
>>   I know nothing about the hurd.  Can someone please reply to this?
> I believe freebsd knowledge is needed, not hurd. :)


>> # 349275: mountall.sh: "Mounting local filesystems... failed" when system has only a single partition
>>   I think that this requires a patch to the mount program so that it
>>   will return different statuses for "already mounted" and "mount
>>   failed".  Anyone disagree?
> Another alternative is to update mtab with the file systems we mounted
> while the root was read-only.  Perhaps having /run/ to write mtab
> into? :)

Yep, I think that that would solve the problem too.  However, that also requires
that the mount program be patched (to allow mtab to be located somewhere other
than in /etc/).

>> # 328474: sysvinit: selinux error message at boot time
>> # 329328: sysvinit attempts to mount selinux when it is not available
>>   I believe that Ubuntu has added a patch to fix this.  Someone care
>>   to investigate?
> I believe I saw a patch to just hide the message.  Is that the correct
> fix?

I don't know.

>> # 337444: initscripts: Boot process does not halt if both fsck and
>> sulogin fail
>>   Any takers?
> Should it halt?  how are one going to fix it if it does?

Or should filesystems all be mounted read-only?

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