On 17-Dec-00 Doug Barton wrote:
> Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
>> This patch is for the printf(9), log(9) & /dev/console stuff.
>> The result is that you can watch the output from /etc/rc in
>> your /var/log/messages.
>       This works spectacularly for me on a UP -current with up to date
> sources. The only nit I have is that it doesn't understand lines that
> don't end in a newline very well (such as echo -n, or a printf with no
> \n), so it produces log output like this:
> Dec 17 13:00:24 <console.info> Master /boot/kernel/kernel: /dev/da1s1a: 
> Dec 17 13:00:24 <console.info> Master /boot/kernel/kernel: FILESYSTEM
> Dec 17 13:00:24 <console.info> Master /boot/kernel/kernel: /dev/da1s1a: 
> Dec 17 13:00:24 <console.info> Master /boot/kernel/kernel: clean, 42202
> free 
> Dec 17 13:00:24 <console.info> Master /boot/kernel/kernel: (154 frags,
> 5256 blocks, 0.2% fragmentation)
> and
> Dec 17 13:00:26 <console.info> Master /boot/kernel/kernel: Doing
> additional network setup:
> Dec 17 13:00:26 <console.info> Master /boot/kernel/kernel: ntpdate
> Dec 17 13:00:26 <console.info> Master /boot/kernel/kernel: ntpd
> Dec 17 13:00:27 <console.info> Master /boot/kernel/kernel: portmap
> Dec 17 13:00:27 <console.info> Master /boot/kernel/kernel: .
>       Now, the first isn't a big deal, but the second is a little confusing.
> Would there be any harm to changing the dots to something more
> meaningful, like "Done with additional network setup" on its own line? I
> seriously considered that when I was working on the echo's last night,
> but I didn't want to be too revolutionary. :)

The '.'s are simple and not too cluttery.  Fixing the console to line buffer
what it sends to log(9) is a better fix, IMO.


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