[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Bug#515595: Bug#515595: /sbin/runinit confused over runlevel

Henrique de Moraes Holschuh hmh at debian.org
Sat Jul 25 00:03:27 UTC 2009

On Fri, 24 Jul 2009, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> I guess we could extend init/runlevel to track this information.
> Would have to extend /dev/initctl protocol and make runlevel suid
> root, I guess.  Do init know about the previous runlevel?  If not, it
> would have to be extended to have this information.
> Is it worth it to make runlevel suid root, to work around a strange
> bug in something messing up /var/run/utmp?

I guess not.

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  Henrique Holschuh

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