Comment 4 for bug 542666

Steve Atwell (satwell) wrote :

Debugging boot-time issues has been more frustrating and difficult because of upstart job output going to /dev/null by default. I've been able to accomplish a lot by adding "console output" to upstart jobs (particularly rc-sysinit and rc) so that I can see what's going on, but having to hand-edit these files is less than ideal.

A nice feature would be that ability to pass a flag on the kernel commandline that would make init default to the output console type. This way we could easily turn output from upstart jobs on and off when we want.