[PATCH] Fancy rc startup style RFC
brooks at one-eyed-alien.net
Mon May 1 19:07:02 UTC 2006
On Sun, Apr 30, 2006 at 10:23:32PM -0500, Eric Anderson wrote:
> Coleman Kane wrote:
> >On Mon, Apr 24, 2006 at 09:45:09AM -0500, Eric Anderson wrote:
> >>Eric Anderson wrote:
> >>Actually, some other things got changed somewhere in the history, that
> >>broke some things and assumptions I was making. This patch has them
> >>fixed, and I've tested it with all the different options:
> >>It's missing the defaults/rc.conf diffs, but you should already know
> >I have a new patch (to 7-CURRENT) of the "fancy_rc" updates.
> >This allows the use of:
> >rc_fancy="YES" ---> Turns on fancy reporting (w/o color)
> >rc_fancy_color="YES" ---> Turns on fancy reporting (w/ color), needs
> > rc_fancy="YES"
> >rc_fancy_colour="YES" ---> Same as above for you on the other side of
> > the pond.
> >rc_fancy_verbose="YES" --> Turn on more verbose activity messages.
> > This will cause what appear to be "false
> > positives", where an unused service is
> > "OK" instead of "SKIP".
> >You can also customize the colors, the widths of the message
> >brackets (e.g. [ OK ] vs. [ OK ]), the screen width, and
> >the contents of the message (OK versus GOOD versus BUENO).
> >Also, we have the following message combinations:
> >OK ---> Universal good message
> >SKIP,SKIPPED ---> Two methods for conveying the same idea?
> >ERROR,FAILED ---> Ditto above, for failure cases
> >Should we just have 3 different messages, rather than 5 messages
> >in 3 categories?
> Yes, that's something that started with my first patch, and never got
> ironed out. I think it should be:
> and possibly also:
> The difference between FAILED and ERROR would be that FAILED means the
> service did not start at all, and ERROR means it started but had some
> kind of error response.
FAILED vs ERROR seems confusing. I'd be inclined toward WARNING vs
FAILED or ERROR.
Any statement of the form "X is the one, true Y" is FALSE.
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