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bin/44571: startup script display annoyances (rc_postprocess related ?)
>Synopsis: startup script display annoyances
>Arrival-Date: Mon Feb 14 18:10:00 +0000 2011
>Originator: Manuel Bouyer
System: NetBSD comore.lip6.fr 5.99.45 NetBSD 5.99.45 (XEN3_DOMU) #2: Fri Feb 11
15:24:25 CET 2011
on at last 2 -current installation, I noticed these small annoyances:
- ^T doesn't seem to make it to the process being run (for utilities with
a SIGINFO handler), or its status is not reported back to the console.
For example, the tty prints that fsck_ffs is being run, but I never
see the fsck_ffs progress status on the tty.
- some rc.d scripts prints (with echo -n) a message before
starting a command which can take some times, and then
print "done." One example is rc.d/quota, which prints
Checking quotas: done.
with quotacheck -a being actually run between "Checking quotas: " and
"done.". Now the whole line is printed at once, after \n has been
received on the pipe. The effect is that the user sees the boot
hang, and doesn't know why.
have a non-WAPBL+quota system do an unclean reboot, watch it boot.
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