source: branches/stable/mindi-busybox/util-linux/ @ 1770

Last change on this file since 1770 was 1770, checked in by Bruno Cornec, 13 years ago
  • Better output for mindi-busybox revision
  • Remove dummy file created on NFS - report from Arnaud Tiger <>
  • strace useful for debug
  • fix new versions for pb (2.0.0 for mindi and 1.7.2 for mindi-busybox)
  • fix build process for mindi-busybox + options used in that version (dd for label-partitions-as-necessary)
  • fix typo in label-partitions-as-necessary which doesn't seem to work
  • Update to busybox 1.7.2
  • perl is now required at restore time to support uuid swap partitions (and will be used for many other thigs

in the future for sure)

  • next mindi version will be 2.0.0 due to all the changes made in it (udev may break working distros)
  • small optimization in mindi on keyboard handling (one single find instead of multiple)
  • better interaction for USB device when launching mindi manually
  • attempt to automatically guess block disk size for ramdisk
  • fix typos in bkphw
  • Fix the remaining problem with UUID support for swap partitions
  • Updates mondoarchive man page for USB support
  • Adds preliminary Hardware support to mindi (Proliant SSSTK)
  • Tries to add udev support also for rhel4
  • Fix UUID support which was still broken.
  • Be conservative in test for the start-nfs script
  • Update config file for mindi-busybox for 1.7.2 migration
  • Try to run around a busybox bug (1.2.2 pb on inexistant links)
  • Add build content for mindi-busybox in pb
  • Remove distributions content for mindi-busybox
  • Fix a warning on inexistant raidtab
  • Solve problem on tmpfs in restore init (Problem of inexistant symlink and busybox)
  • Create MONDO_CACHE and use it everywhere + creation at start
  • Really never try to eject a USB device
  • Fix a issue with &> usage (replaced with 1> and 2>)
  • Adds magic file to depllist in order to have file working + ldd which helps for debugging issues
  • tty modes correct to avoid sh error messages
  • Use ext3 normally and not ext2 instead
  • USB device should be corrected after reading (take 1st part)
  • Adds a mount_USB_here function derived from mount_CDROM_here
  • usb detection place before /dev detection in device name at restore time
  • Fix when restoring from USB: media is asked in interactive mode
  • Adds USB support for mondorestore
  • mount_cdrom => mount_media
  • elilo.efi is now searched throughout /boot/efi and not in a fixed place as there is no standard
  • untar-and-softlink => untar (+ interface change)
  • suppress useless softlinks creation/removal in boot process
  • avoids udevd messages on groups
  • Increase # of disks to 99 as in mindi at restore time (should be a conf file parameter)
  • skip existing big file creation
  • seems to work correctly for USB mindi boot
  • Adds group and tty link to udev conf
  • Always load usb-torage (even 2.6) to initiate USB bus discovery
  • Better printing of messages
  • Attempt to fix a bug in supporting OpenSusE 10.3 kernel for initramfs (mindi may now use multiple regex for kernel initrd detection)
  • Links were not correctly done as non relative for modules in mindi
  • exclusion of modules denied now works
  • Also create modules in their ordinary place, so that classical modprobe works + copy modules.dep
  • Fix bugs for DENY_MODS handling
  • Add device /dev/console for udev
  • ide-generic should now really be excluded
  • Fix a bug in major number for tty
  • If udev then adds modprobe/insmod to rootfs
  • tty0 is also cretaed with udev
  • ide-generic put rather in DENY_MODS
  • udevd remove from deplist s handled in mindi directly
  • better default for mindi when using --usb
  • Handles dynamically linked busybox (in case we want to use it soon ;-)
  • Adds fixed devices to create for udev
  • ide-generic should not be part of the initrd when using libata v2
  • support a dynamically linked udev (case on Ubuntu 7.10 and Mandriva 2008.0 so should be quite generic) This will give incitation to move to dyn. linked binaries in the initrd which will help for other tasks (ia6 4)
  • Improvement in udev support (do not use cl options not available in busybox)
  • Udev in mindi
    • auto creation of the right links at boot time with udev-links.conf(from Mandriva 2008.0)
    • rework startup of udev as current makes kernel crash (from Mandriva 2008.0)
    • add support for 64 bits udev
  • Try to render MyInsmod? silent at boot time
  • Adds udev support (mandatory for newest distributions to avoid remapping of devices in a different way as on the original system)
  • We also need vaft format support for USB boot
  • Adds libusual support (Ubuntu 7.10 needs it for USB)
  • Improve Ubuntu/Debian? keyboard detection and support
  • pbinit adapted to new pb (0.8.10). Filtering of docs done in it
  • Suppress some mondo warnings and errors on USB again
  • Tries to fix lack of files in deb mindi package
  • Verify should now work for USB devices
  • More log/mesages improvement for USB support
  • - Supress g_erase_tmpdir_and_scratchdir
  • Improve some log messages for USB support
  • Try to improve install in mindi to avoid issues with isolinux.cfg not installed vene if in the pkg :-(
  • Improve mindi-busybox build
  • In conformity with pb 0.8.9
  • Add support for Ubuntu 7.10 in build process
  • Add USB Key button to Menu UI (CD streamer removed)
  • Attempt to fix error messages on tmp/scratch files at the end by removing those dir at the latest possible.
  • Fix a bug linked to the size of the -E param which could be used (Arnaud Tiger/René? Ribaud).
  • Integrate ~/.pbrc content into mondorescue.pb (required project-builder >= 0.8.7)
  • Put mondorescue in conformity with new pb filtering rules
  • Add USB support at restore time (no test done yet). New start-usb script PB varibale added where useful
  • Unmounting USB device before removal of temporary scratchdir
  • Stil refining USB copy back to mondo (one command was not executed)
  • No need to have the image subdor in the csratchdir when USB.
  • umount the USB partition before attempting to use it
  • Remove useless copy from mindi to mondo at end of USB handling

(risky merge, we are raising the limits of 2 diverging branches. The status of stable is not completely sure as such. Will need lots of tests, but it's not yet done :-()
(merge -r1692:1769 $SVN_M/branches/2.2.5)

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2# For a description of the syntax of this configuration file,
3# see scripts/kbuild/config-language.txt.
6menu "Linux System Utilities"
8config DMESG
9    bool "dmesg"
10    default n
11    help
12      dmesg is used to examine or control the kernel ring buffer.  When the
13      Linux kernel prints messages to the system log, they are stored in
14      the kernel ring buffer.  You can use dmesg to print the kernel's ring
15      buffer, clear the kernel ring buffer, change the size of the kernel
16      ring buffer, and change the priority level at which kernel messages
17      are also logged to the system console.  Enable this option if you
18      wish to enable the 'dmesg' utility.
21    bool "pretty dmesg output"
22    default y
23    depends on DMESG
24    help
25      If you wish to scrub the syslog level from the output, say 'Y' here.
26      The syslog level is a string prefixed to every line with the form "<#>".
28      With this option you will see:
29        # dmesg
30        Linux version .....
31        BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
32         BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009f000 (usable)
34      Without this option you will see:
35        # dmesg
36        <5>Linux version .....
37        <6>BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
38        <6> BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009f000 (usable)
40config FBSET
41    bool "fbset"
42    default n
43    help
44      fbset is used to show or change the settings of a Linux frame buffer
45      device.  The frame buffer device provides a simple and unique
46      interface to access a graphics display.  Enable this option
47      if you wish to enable the 'fbset' utility.
50    bool "Turn on extra fbset options"
51    default n
52    depends on FBSET
53    help
54      This option enables extended fbset options, allowing one to set the
55      framebuffer size, color depth, etc.  interface to access a graphics
56      display.  Enable this option if you wish to enable extended fbset
57      options.
60    bool "Turn on fbset readmode support"
61    default n
62    depends on FBSET
63    help
64      This option allows fbset to read the video mode database stored by
65      default as /etc/fb.modes, which can be used to set frame buffer
66      device to pre-defined video modes.
68config FDFLUSH
69    bool "fdflush"
70    default n
71    help
72      fdflush is only needed when changing media on slightly-broken
73      removable media drives.  It is used to make Linux believe that a
74      hardware disk-change switch has been actuated, which causes Linux to
75      forget anything it has cached from the previous media.  If you have
76      such a slightly-broken drive, you will need to run fdflush every time
77      you change a disk.  Most people have working hardware and can safely
78      leave this disabled.
80config FDFORMAT
81    bool "fdformat"
82    default n
83    help
84      fdformat is used to low-level format a floppy disk.
86config FDISK
87    bool "fdisk"
88    default n
89    help
90      The fdisk utility is used to divide hard disks into one or more
91      logical disks, which are generally called partitions.  This utility
92      can be used to list and edit the set of partitions or BSD style
93      'disk slices' that are defined on a hard drive.
96    bool "support over 4GB disks"
97    default y
98    depends on FDISK
99    help
100      Enable this option to support large disks > 4GB.
103    bool "Write support"
104    default y
105    depends on FDISK
106    help
107      Enabling this option allows you to create or change a partition table
108      and write those changes out to disk.  If you leave this option
109      disabled, you will only be able to view the partition table.
112    bool "Support AIX disklabels"
113    default n
115    help
116      Enabling this option allows you to create or change AIX disklabels.
117      Most people can safely leave this option disabled.
120    bool "Support SGI disklabels"
121    default n
123    help
124      Enabling this option allows you to create or change SGI disklabels.
125      Most people can safely leave this option disabled.
128    bool "Support SUN disklabels"
129    default n
131    help
132      Enabling this option allows you to create or change SUN disklabels.
133      Most people can safely leave this option disabled.
136    bool "Support BSD disklabels"
137    default n
139    help
140      Enabling this option allows you to create or change BSD disklabels
141      and define and edit BSD disk slices.
144    bool "Support expert mode"
145    default n
147    help
148      Enabling this option allows you to do terribly unsafe things like
149      define arbitrary drive geometry, move the beginning of data in a
150      partition, and similarly evil things.  Unless you have a very good
151      reason you would be wise to leave this disabled.
154    bool "freeramdisk"
155    default n
156    help
157      Linux allows you to create ramdisks.  This utility allows you to
158      delete them and completely free all memory that was used for the
159      ramdisk.  For example, if you boot Linux into a ramdisk and later
160      pivot_root, you may want to free the memory that is allocated to the
161      ramdisk.  If you have no use for freeing memory from a ramdisk, leave
162      this disabled.
164config FSCK_MINIX
165    bool "fsck_minix"
166    default n
167    help
168      The minix filesystem is a nice, small, compact, read-write filesystem
169      with little overhead.  It is not a journaling filesystem however and
170      can experience corruption if it is not properly unmounted or if the
171      power goes off in the middle of a write.  This utility allows you to
172      check for and attempt to repair any corruption that occurs to a minix
173      filesystem.
175config MKFS_MINIX
176    bool "mkfs_minix"
177    default n
178    help
179      The minix filesystem is a nice, small, compact, read-write filesystem
180      with little overhead.  If you wish to be able to create minix filesystems
181      this utility will do the job for you.
183comment "Minix filesystem support"
184    depends on FSCK_MINIX || MKFS_MINIX
186config FEATURE_MINIX2
187    bool "Support Minix fs v2 (fsck_minix/mkfs_minix)"
188    default y
189    depends on FSCK_MINIX || MKFS_MINIX
190    help
191      If you wish to be able to create version 2 minix filesystems, enable this.
192      If you enabled 'mkfs_minix' then you almost certainly want to be using the
193      version 2 filesystem support.
195config GETOPT
196    bool "getopt"
197    default n
198    help
199      The getopt utility is used to break up (parse) options in command
200      lines to make it easy to write complex shell scripts that also check
201      for legal (and illegal) options.  If you want to write horribly
202      complex shell scripts, or use some horribly complex shell script
203      written by others, this utility may be for you.  Most people will
204      wisely leave this disabled.
206config HEXDUMP
207    bool "hexdump"
208    default n
209    help
210      The hexdump utility is used to display binary data in a readable
211      way that is comparable to the output from most hex editors.
213config HWCLOCK
214    bool "hwclock"
215    default n
216    help
217      The hwclock utility is used to read and set the hardware clock
218      on a system.  This is primarily used to set the current time on
219      shutdown in the hardware clock, so the hardware will keep the
220      correct time when Linux is _not_ running.
223    bool "Support long options (--hctosys,...)"
224    default n
225    depends on HWCLOCK && GETOPT_LONG
226    help
227      By default, the hwclock utility only uses short options.  If you
228      are overly fond of its long options, such as --hctosys, --utc, etc)
229      then enable this option.
232    bool "Use FHS /var/lib/hwclock/adjtime"
233    default y
234    depends on HWCLOCK
235    help
236      Starting with FHS 2.3, the adjtime state file is supposed to exist
237      at /var/lib/hwclock/adjtime instead of /etc/adjtime.  If you wish
238      to use the FHS behavior, answer Y here, otherwise answer N for the
239      classic /etc/adjtime path.
243config IPCRM
244    bool "ipcrm"
245    default n
246    select FEATURE_SUID
247    help
248      The ipcrm utility allows the removal of System V interprocess
249      communication (IPC) objects and the associated data structures
250      from the system.
252config IPCS
253    bool "ipcs"
254    default n
255    select FEATURE_SUID
256    help
257      The ipcs utility is used to provide information on the currently
258      allocated System V interprocess (IPC) objects in the system.
260config LOSETUP
261    bool "losetup"
262    default n
263    help
264      losetup is used to associate or detach a loop device with a regular
265      file or block device, and to query the status of a loop device.  This
266      version does not currently support enabling data encryption.
268config MDEV
269    bool "mdev"
270    default n
271    help
272      mdev is a mini-udev implementation for dynamically creating device
273      nodes in the /dev directory.
275      For more information, please see docs/mdev.txt
278    bool "Support /etc/mdev.conf"
279    default n
280    depends on MDEV
281    help
282      Add support for the mdev config file to control ownership and
283      permissions of the device nodes.
285      For more information, please see docs/mdev.txt
288    bool "Support command execution at device addition/removal"
289    default n
290    depends on FEATURE_MDEV_CONF
291    help
292      This adds support for an optional field to /etc/mdev.conf for
293      executing commands when devices are created/removed.
295      For more information, please see docs/mdev.txt
298    bool "Support loading of firmwares"
299    default n
300    depends on MDEV
301    help
302      Some devices need to load firmware before they can be usable.
304      These devices will request userspace look up the files in
305      /lib/firmware/ and if it exists, send it to the kernel for
306      loading into the hardware.
308config MKSWAP
309    bool "mkswap"
310    default n
311    help
312      The mkswap utility is used to configure a file or disk partition as
313      Linux swap space.  This allows Linux to use the entire file or
314      partition as if it were additional RAM, which can greatly increase
315      the capability of low-memory machines.  This additional memory is
316      much slower than real RAM, but can be very helpful at preventing your
317      applications being killed by the Linux out of memory (OOM) killer.
318      Once you have created swap space using 'mkswap' you need to enable
319      the swap space using the 'swapon' utility.
322    bool "version 0 support"
323    default n
324    depends on MKSWAP
325#   depends on MKSWAP && DEPRECATED
326    help
327      Enable support for the old v0 style.
328      If your kernel is older than 2.1.117, then v0 support is the
329      only option.
331config MORE
332    bool "more"
333    default n
334    help
335      more is a simple utility which allows you to read text one screen
336      sized page at a time.  If you want to read text that is larger than
337      the screen, and you are using anything faster than a 300 baud modem,
338      you will probably find this utility very helpful.  If you don't have
339      any need to reading text files, you can leave this disabled.
342    bool "Use termios to manipulate the screen"
343    default y
344    depends on MORE
345    help
346      This option allows utilities such as 'more' and 'top' to determine
347      the size of the screen.  If you leave this disabled, your utilities
348      that display things on the screen will be especially primitive and
349      will be unable to determine the current screen size, and will be
350      unable to move the cursor.
352config MOUNT
353    bool "mount"
354    default n
355    help
356      All files and filesystems in Unix are arranged into one big directory
357      tree.  The 'mount' utility is used to graft a filesystem onto a
358      particular part of the tree.  A filesystem can either live on a block
359      device, or it can be accessible over the network, as is the case with
360      NFS filesystems.  Most people using BusyBox will also want to enable
361      the 'mount' utility.
364    bool "Support mounting NFS file systems"
365    default n
366    depends on MOUNT
367    select FEATURE_HAVE_RPC
368    select FEATURE_SYSLOG
369    help
370      Enable mounting of NFS file systems.
373    bool "Support mounting CIFS/SMB file systems"
374    default n
375    depends on MOUNT
376    help
377      Enable support for samba mounts.
380    depends on MOUNT
381    bool "Support lots of -o flags in mount"
382    default y
383    help
384      Without this, mount only supports ro/rw/remount.  With this, it
385      supports nosuid, suid, dev, nodev, exec, noexec, sync, async, atime,
386      noatime, diratime, nodiratime, loud, bind, move, shared, slave,
387      private, unbindable, rshared, rslave, rprivate, and runbindable.
390    depends on MOUNT
391    bool "Support /etc/fstab and -a"
392    default y
393    help
394      Support mount all and looking for files in /etc/fstab.
396config PIVOT_ROOT
397    bool "pivot_root"
398    default n
399    help
400      The pivot_root utility swaps the mount points for the root filesystem
401      with some other mounted filesystem.  This allows you to do all sorts
402      of wild and crazy things with your Linux system and is far more
403      powerful than 'chroot'.
405      Note: This is for initrd in linux 2.4.  Under initramfs (introduced
406      in linux 2.6) use switch_root instead.
408config RDATE
409    bool "rdate"
410    default n
411    help
412      The rdate utility allows you to synchronize the date and time of your
413      system clock with the date and time of a remote networked system using
414      the RFC868 protocol, which is built into the inetd daemon on most
415      systems.
418    bool "readprofile"
419    default n
420    help
421      This allows you to parse /proc/profile for basic profiling.
423config SETARCH
424    bool "setarch"
425    default n
426    help
427      The linux32 utility is used to create a 32bit environment for the
428      specified program (usually a shell).  It only makes sense to have
429      this util on a system that supports both 64bit and 32bit userland
430      (like amd64/x86, ppc64/ppc, sparc64/sparc, etc...).
432config SWAPONOFF
433    bool "swaponoff"
434    default n
435    help
436      This option enables both the 'swapon' and the 'swapoff' utilities.
437      Once you have created some swap space using 'mkswap', you also need
438      to enable your swap space with the 'swapon' utility.  The 'swapoff'
439      utility is used, typically at system shutdown, to disable any swap
440      space.  If you are not using any swap space, you can leave this
441      option disabled.
443config SWITCH_ROOT
444    bool "switch_root"
445    default n
446    help
447      The switch_root utility is used from initramfs to select a new
448      root device.  Under initramfs, you have to use this instead of
449      pivot_root.  (Stop reading here if you don't care why.)
451      Booting with initramfs extracts a gzipped cpio archive into rootfs
452      (which is a variant of ramfs/tmpfs).  Because rootfs can't be moved
453      or unmounted*, pivot_root will not work from initramfs.  Instead,
454      switch_root deletes everything out of rootfs (including itself),
455      does a mount --move that overmounts rootfs with the new root, and
456      then execs the specified init program.
458      * Because the Linux kernel uses rootfs internally as the starting
459      and ending point for searching through the kernel's doubly linked
460      list of active mount points.  That's why.
462config UMOUNT
463    bool "umount"
464    default n
465    help
466      When you want to remove a mounted filesystem from its current mount point,
467      for example when you are shutting down the system, the 'umount' utility is
468      the tool to use.  If you enabled the 'mount' utility, you almost certainly
469      also want to enable 'umount'.
472    bool "umount -a option"
473    default n
474    depends on UMOUNT
475    help
476      Support -a option to unmount all currently mounted filesystems.
478comment "Common options for mount/umount"
479    depends on MOUNT || UMOUNT
482    bool "Support loopback mounts"
483    default n
484    depends on MOUNT || UMOUNT
485    help
486      Enabling this feature allows automatic mounting of files (containing
487      filesystem images) via the linux kernel's loopback devices.  The mount
488      command will detect you are trying to mount a file instead of a block
489      device, and transparently associate the file with a loopback device.
490      The umount command will also free that loopback device.
492      You can still use the 'losetup' utility (to manually associate files
493      with loop devices) if you need to do something advanced, such as
494      specify an offset or cryptographic options to the loopback device.
495      (If you don't want umount to free the loop device, use "umount -D".)
498    bool "Support for the old /etc/mtab file"
499    default n
500    depends on MOUNT || UMOUNT
501    help
502      Historically, Unix systems kept track of the currently mounted
503      partitions in the file "/etc/mtab".  These days, the kernel exports
504      the list of currently mounted partitions in "/proc/mounts", rendering
505      the old mtab file obsolete.  (In modern systems, /etc/mtab should be
506      a symlink to /proc/mounts.)
508      The only reason to have mount maintain an /etc/mtab file itself is if
509      your stripped-down embedded system does not have a /proc directory.
510      If you must use this, keep in mind it's inherently brittle (for
511      example a mount under chroot won't update it), can't handle modern
512      features like separate per-process filesystem namespaces, requires
513      that your /etc directory be writeable, tends to get easily confused
514      by --bind or --move mounts, won't update if you rename a directory
515      that contains a mount point, and so on.  (In brief: avoid.)
517      About the only reason to use this is if you've removed /proc from
518      your kernel.
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