cvs commit: src/sbin/init init.c

M. Warner Losh imp at
Tue Sep 28 08:24:43 PDT 2004

In message: <xzpmzzb7ydx.fsf at>
            des at (Dag-Erling Smørgrav) writes:
: Warner Losh <imp at> writes:
: >   Log:
: >   Turns out that revision 1.52 was a bad idea.  It broke the long
: >   standing ability to list a non-existant device in /etc/ttys to keep it
: >   from dying.  This is a documented feature of init(8):
: Grr...  you have no idea how much time I wasted trying to use this
: feature while it was broken :( Thanks for fixing it!

I'm sorry for my part in 1.52.  I didn't understand what the
implications of the change were.  When my boss asked me why I'd
glanced at it and didn't say anything, I had to do a lot of 'errr,
ummm, welll, I didn't think it would break anything' but I was clearly
wrong :-(.


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