[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Bug#598891: Bug#598891: [v-admins] Bug#598891: Bug#598891: sysvinit: shutdown time message is too noisy, prints too many messages
Timo Juhani Lindfors
timo.lindfors at iki.fi
Tue Oct 5 08:49:40 UTC 2010
"Debian bug at v.nix.is" <debian-bug at v.nix.is> writes:
> Right, but the frequency of messages is still a matter of sysadmin
>> Imho the best option would be to allow users to acknowledge that they
>> have seen the warning. They could then choose if they want to see
> Any scheme in that direction I can think of would require some sort of
> ad-hoc communication, and even if you get that right you'd still need
> action on part of the users to make the messages stop.
> What sort of scheme did you have in mind for doing this?
None, I was just trying to point out that this is a limitation of
traditional *nix thinking :-) I suppose we could make shutdown listen
on dbus but I'm not sure if that'd be accepted by upstream..
> Does this plan sound OK? Would you be opposed to a patch that
> implements it?
I don't think it's up to me to accept the patch, I'm just trying to
throw in ideas. My guess is that upstream would accept a patch that
adds such an option. At least it's worth a try.
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