Changeset 1770 in MondoRescue for branches/stable/mindi-busybox/TODO

Nov 6, 2007, 11:01:53 AM (14 years ago)
Bruno Cornec
  • 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)

1 edited


  • branches/stable/mindi-busybox/TODO

    r821 r1770  
    3434    busybox lacks a way to update module deps when running from firmware without the
    3535    use of the (perl is to bloated for most embedded setups) and or orig
    36     modutils. The orig depmod is rather pointless to have to add to a firmware image 
     36    modutils. The orig depmod is rather pointless to have to add to a firmware image
    3737    in when we already have a insmod/rmmod and friends.
    3838  Unify base64 handling.
    39     There's base64 encoding and decoding going on in:
    40       networking/wget.c:base64enc()
    41       coreutils/uudecode.c:read_base64()
    42       coreutils/uuencode.c:tbl_base64[]
    43       networking/httpd.c:decodeBase64()
    44     And probably elsewhere.  That needs to be unified into libbb functions.
     39    [done]
    4540  Do a SUSv3 audit
    4641    Look at the full Single Unix Specification version 3 (available online at
    120 Bernhard Fischer <>:
    121   Makefile stuff:
    122     make -j is broken, -j1 is forced atm
     115Bernhard Fischer <> suggests to look at these:
    123116  New debug options:
    124117    -Wlarger-than-127
     118    Cleanup any big users
     119    -Wunused-parameter
     120    Facilitate applet PROTOTYPES to provide means for having applets that
     121    do a) not take any arguments b) need only one of argc or argv c) need
     122    both argc and argv. All of these three options should go for the most
     123    feature complete denominator.
    126     Use bb_common_bufsiz1?
     125    make bb_common_bufsiz1 configurable, size wise.
     126    make pipesize configurable, size wise.
     127    Use bb_common_bufsiz1 throughout applets!
    128129As yet unclaimed:
    136137    From the patch man page:
    138    you can remove a file by sending out a context diff that compares
    139    the file to be deleted with an empty file dated the Epoch.  The
    140    file will be removed unless patch is conforming to POSIX and the
    141    -E or --remove-empty-files option is not given.
     139    you can remove a file by sending out a context diff that compares
     140    the file to be deleted with an empty file dated the Epoch.  The
     141    file will be removed unless patch is conforming to POSIX and the
     142    -E or --remove-empty-files option is not given.
    147148  And while we're at it, a new patch filename quoting format is apparently
    148149  coming soon:
     151ps / top
     152  Add support for both RSS and VSIZE rather than just one or the other.
     153  Or make it a build option.
    159164  Write support?
    161 crond
     166stty / catv
     167  stty's visible() function and catv's guts are identical. Merge them into
     168  an appropriate libbb function.
     170struct suffix_mult
     171  Several duplicate users of: grep -r "1024\*1024" * -B2 -A1
     172  Merge to a single size_suffixes[] in libbb.
     173  Users: head tail od_bloaty hexdump and (partially as it wouldn't hurt) svlogd
     176  ./busybox tail -f foo.c~ TODO
     177  should not print fmt=header_fmt for subsequent date >> TODO; i.e. only
     178  fmt+ if another (not the current) file did change
    164180Architectural issues:
    256272  put at the end of our applets.
    258   It's possible to add hooks to libbb functions like xmalloc() and bb_xopen()
     274  It's possible to add hooks to libbb functions like xmalloc() and xopen()
    259275  to add their entries to a linked list, which could be traversed and
    260276  freed/closed automatically.  (This would need to be able to free just the
    289305  possible code duplication ingroup() and is_a_group_member()
    291   unify itoa: netstat.c, hush.c, lash.c, msh.c
    292   Put one single, robust version into e.g. safe_strtol.c
     307  Move __get_hz() to a better place and (re)use it in route.c, ash.c, msh.c
    304319vdprintf() -> similar sized functionality
Note: See TracChangeset for help on using the changeset viewer.