[arch-projects] [initscripts][PATCH] rc.sysinit: kill off VERBOSE= parameter

Tom Gundersen teg at jklm.no
Sat Jun 4 14:45:25 EDT 2011

On Sat, Jun 4, 2011 at 8:22 PM, Dave Reisner <d at falconindy.com> wrote:
> Upstream already supports this via the loglevel= parameter on the kernel
> cmdline, so we should support using this instead of our own homegrown
> solution.

Very nice. Is this in your public repo so I can pull directly?

I will (probably) not accept any patches introducing new variables to
rc.conf going forward. Removing/changing them is too much of a hassle.

Other things, I'd like to see go:

HARDWARECLOCK: the third line in /var/lib/hwclock/adjtime contains
this information, and should be moved to /etc (following upstream),
but discussion needed. The value is set by "hwclock --systohc
TIMEZONE: /etc/localtime contains this information and is not kept
properly in sync with rc.conf. Would need a nice cmdline tool to
update /etc/localtime.
USECOLOR: not important, but we should be able to detect if color is
UDEV_TIMEOUT: the standard value is tweaked from time to time by
upstream, so they probably know better than us what is a good default.
We'll get rid of it once it is supported in udev.conf (should be a
simple upstream patch, which will be accepted as it is on their TODO).
NETWORK_PERSIST: once we find a way to auto-detect if this is needed.
This should be simple, but we would need someone with the relevant
setup to test.
USE{LVM,DMRAID,BTRFS}: once they are handled by udev (don't know how
difficult that will be, a task for upstream)



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