[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Bug#142424: Please implement a kindler gentler single-user runlevel

Petter Reinholdtsen pere at hungry.com
Sun Jul 26 14:54:39 UTC 2009

An idea occured to me the other day, to make sure single user boots
actually execute the rc1.d/ scripts.  We could add code like this in a
script at the end of rcS.d/:

        for word in $(cat /proc/cmdline); do
                case "$word" in
                        telinit 1

This way a single user boot would first stop scripts according to
rc1.d/, and next start sulogin.  This way the last runlevel was 1, and
exiting single user would send people to runlevel 2 which would start
everything that was stopped in runlevel 1.

This again would allow us to get a system that recover properly after
single user, restarting services that was stopped.  We would need to
add/move some start scripts from rcS.d/ to rc#.d/, but that make sense

Happy hacking,
Petter Reinholdtsen

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