Bug#882363: bootlogd: please add an option to also write to the console

Jesse Smith jessefrgsmith at yahoo.ca
Sat Dec 29 19:28:18 GMT 2018

On 12/29/18 2:34 PM, Dmitry Bogatov wrote:
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> [2017-11-21 20:03] Thorsten Glaser <tg at mirbsd.de>
>> please add an option to change bootlogd’s behaviour to also
>> pass through the (unmodified, unfiltered (especially not
>> control-character-filtered)) output to the original console.
>> This is especially useful when you boot a system that has,
>> for example, a serial console or (on m68k) a NatFeat or
>> parallel one, where you want to see the boot progress on
>> occasionally but which is normally run headlessly, for
>> which you want the boot output saved into a logfile.
>> Should be somewhat trivial to implement, just add a flag,
>> make it settable (e.g. using /etc/default), and, upon the
>> presence of the flag, do a second write in the main loop
>> (except before the filtering).
> Jesse, it seems that this is already implemented, isn't it?

Yes, if I understand the request correctly, this is already the default
behaviour. bootlogd will try to write output to its log file and the

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