[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Bug#414508: initscripts: /tmp/initramfs.debug gets cleaned away before it can be viewed

Alain Kalker miki at dds.nl
Mon Mar 12 09:05:47 CET 2007

Package: initscripts
Version: 2.86.ds1-38
Severity: normal

When booting the kernel with additional option 'debug', the file 
/tmp/initramfs.debug gets cleaned away during bootclean, which makes it 
impossible to inspect it after buut unless debugging levels with 
shell start are used. IMHO depending on TMPTIME to be set is 
probably too much to expect because users may not have the chance to 
change its value once they experience trouble during initramfs stage.
Isn't it a better idea to move /tmp/initramfs.debug out of the way or 
tack it on to the bootlog instead of leaving it in /tmp ?

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 4.0
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-4-686
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages initscripts depends on:
ii  debianut 2.17                            Miscellaneous utilities specific t
ii  e2fsprog 1.39+1.40-WIP-2006.11.14+dfsg-2 ext2 file system utilities and lib
ii  libc6    2.3.6.ds1-13                    GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  lsb-base 3.1-23                          Linux Standard Base 3.1 init scrip
ii  mount    2.12r-19                        Tools for mounting and manipulatin
ii  sysvinit 2.86.ds1-38                     System-V-like utilities

Versions of packages initscripts recommends:
ii  psmisc                        22.3-1     Utilities that use the proc filesy

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