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Re: Strange message during boot




On 2018-01-11 at 10:23, Brian wrote:

> On Thu 11 Jan 2018 at 09:45:35 -0500, The Wanderer wrote:
> 
>> What init system are you running?
>> 
>> Usually, this can be determined by 'dlocate /sbin/init', but I can't
>> guarantee that that will hold for all systems.
> 
> Guaranteed: 'cat /proc/1/comm'.

On my system:

$ dlocate /sbin/init
sysvinit-core: /sbin/init
$ cat /proc/1/comm
init

So the former command produces recognizably useful information, whereas
the latter does not.

I can't be sure what the latter command would output on a different
system, not having tested it - but since AFAIK the standard practice is
to launch the init system via /sbin/init (symlinked to something else if
necessary) regardless, I would expect the command to be 'init' in all
cases.

-- 
   The Wanderer

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one
persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all
progress depends on the unreasonable man.         -- George Bernard Shaw

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