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FS#22804 - [kexec-tools] kexec rc-script messages are unusually verbose

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Devin J. Pohly (djpohly) - Monday, 07 February 2011, 20:33 GMT
Last edited by Tobias Powalowski (tpowa) - Friday, 26 August 2011, 10:45 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Tobias Powalowski (tpowa)
Architecture All
Severity Very Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


The messages in /etc/rc.d/kexec, though not overflowing an 80-character line, are noticeably longer than messages from other rc-scripts. It always takes me by surprise because I think there has been an error during boot that generated some extra text. In addition, the verb tense changes, but that's just me being extra-picky. :)

Additional info:
* kexec-tools 2.0.2-2

Steps to reproduce:
1. pacman -S kexec-tools
2. Add kexec to DAEMONS array in /etc/rc.conf.
3. Reboot your computer.

Expected behavior:
Steady level of adrenaline throughout boot and shutdown processes.

Actual behavior:
Spike in adrenaline when I see a ten-word message spring up amidst "Starting Network", "Starting OpenNTPD", and other similarly terse notifications.

I don't think anything would be particularly lost with shorter messages such as:
* start => "Enabling Kexec"
* stop[runlevel=6], load => "Loading Kexec kernel"
* stop[runlevel!=6] => "Disabling Kexec"
* unload => "Unloading Kexec kernel"
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Closed by  Tobias Powalowski (tpowa)
Friday, 26 August 2011, 10:45 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  2.0.2-4
Comment by Devin J. Pohly (djpohly) - Wednesday, 18 May 2011, 01:01 GMT
Here is a patch which makes the proposed message changes.