svn commit: r179946 - head/etc

Mike Makonnen mtm at
Mon Jun 23 05:43:52 UTC 2008

Mike Makonnen wrote:
> Author: mtm
> Date: Mon Jun 23 05:09:09 2008
> New Revision: 179946
> URL:
> Log:
>   Move the diagnostic output when the rc.subr(8) glue automatically starts a
>   service behind $rc_quiet. Instead, output a warning if the pre-command
>   routine or the command itself failed. Arguably, it's more useful to know when
>   a command failed to start than it is to have an endless list of
>   "Starting ...." lines[1].
>   [1] - This change actually helped me to discover a bug in rc.d/{lockd,statd}
>         (fixed in r179941) that used to fail silently before.
> Modified:
>   head/etc/rc.subr

This ends the bulk of the commits to reduce console-spamming by rc.d 
during bootup. It should greatly improve the signal-to-noise ratio on 
your console :-). I've been running these changes for a while without 
problems, but if I've missed something or you think a script should be 
more (or less) verbose, please let me know.

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