why are init's arguments wiped ?

Jody Bruchon jody at jodybruchon.com
Mon Feb 1 14:44:31 UTC 2016

On February 1, 2016 9:28:58 AM EST, Sean Mathews <mathewss at nutech.com> wrote:
>Maybe write a simple C init wrapper and have it call the real init

Write a shell script that stores its arguments in a particular text file i.e.  'echo "$@" > /var/log/init_cmdline'. Have that shell script 'exec /sbin/init $@' at the end.

That would preserve the argument list somewhere with no modifications to BusyBox and remain otherwise functionally identical. It should also work with any init binary you choose.

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