[Buildroot] [PATCH v2 2/2] package/skeleton-init-sysv: conditionally enable swapon/swapoff in inittab

unixmania at gmail.com unixmania at gmail.com
Fri Feb 7 22:33:22 UTC 2020

From: Carlos Santos <unixmania at gmail.com>

The default inittab files added by busybox and sysvinit run 'swapon -a'
during init and 'swapoff -a' during shutdown but those programs are not
guaranteed to be available, so the boot log may become polluted by error
messages like this:

    swapon: not found

Add a targe-finalize to skeleton-init-sysv that enables or disables the
swapon/swapoff lines in /etc/inittab, depending on the existence of

Based on a previous patch sent by Thomas De Schampheleire.

Signed-off-by: Carlos Santos <unixmania at gmail.com>
CC: Thomas De Schampheleire <thomas.de_schampheleire at nokia.com>
CC: Peter Korsgaard <peter at korsgaard.com>
 package/skeleton-init-sysv/skeleton-init-sysv.mk | 10 ++++++++++
 1 file changed, 10 insertions(+)

diff --git a/package/skeleton-init-sysv/skeleton-init-sysv.mk b/package/skeleton-init-sysv/skeleton-init-sysv.mk
index c89c2dc1fd..6c9c2e80fb 100644
--- a/package/skeleton-init-sysv/skeleton-init-sysv.mk
+++ b/package/skeleton-init-sysv/skeleton-init-sysv.mk
+	if [ -x $(TARGET_DIR)/sbin/swapon -a -x $(TARGET_DIR)/sbin/swapoff ]; then \
+		$(SED) '/^#.*\/sbin\/swap/s/^#\+[[:blank:]]*//' $(TARGET_DIR)/etc/inittab;\
+	else \
+		$(SED) '/^[^#].*\/sbin\/swap/s/^/#/' $(TARGET_DIR)/etc/inittab; \
+	fi
 $(eval $(generic-package))

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