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

Dave Reisner d at falconindy.com
Sat Jun 4 14:54:18 EDT 2011

On Sat, Jun 04, 2011 at 08:45:25PM +0200, Tom Gundersen wrote:
> 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 just created a for-tom branch to get around the conflict i mentioned.


> 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
> --{utc,localtime}".

There's gotta be a reason that everyone puts the adjust file in /var/lib
instead of /etc. I'm really not sure what that reason is, though.

> 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
> supported...

Even if you can support color, you might not necessarily want it.

> 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.

Very hard, if not impossible, to do with a high degree of accuracy. I
think this one may need to stick around. Maybe there's a magical silver
bullet I don't know about. Other distros maintain a list of network
filesystem and tie that into their shutdown procedure to avoid killing
the network.

> USE{LVM,DMRAID,BTRFS}: once they are handled by udev (don't know how
> difficult that will be, a task for upstream)
> Cheers,
> Tom

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