Bug#372663: [Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Bug#372663: shutdown logger like bootlogger

Henrique de Moraes Holschuh hmh at debian.org
Sat Jun 17 09:04:32 UTC 2006

On Sun, 11 Jun 2006, Dan Jacobson wrote:
> All this work on bootlogging... but what about logging of the shutdown
> sequence? Also important.

This is extremely non-trivial for the late shutdown sequence (after halt is

And where would you store that information, anyway?   The system usually (as
in if nothing untoward is happening) has no read-write storage during the
last steps of shutdown.

> I hereby wish for a shutdownlogger.

FYI, you have one already.  Redirect the console to a serial port, parallel
port or network port, and log that using another box (or let a printer dump
it to paper).

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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