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SubjectRe: [PATCH] uts: Make default hostname configurable, rather than always using "(none)"
From: Linus Torvalds <>
Date: Tue, 31 May 2011 20:35:37 +0900

> On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 7:38 AM, Josh Triplett <> wrote:
>> The "hostname" tool falls back to setting the hostname to "localhost" if
>> /etc/hostname does not exist.  Distribution init scripts have the same
>> fallback.  However, if userspace never calls sethostname, such as when
>> booting with init=/bin/sh, or otherwise booting a minimal system without
>> the usual init scripts, the default hostname of "(none)" remains,
>> unhelpfully appearing in various places such as prompts
>> ("root@(none):~#") and logs.  Furthermore, "(none)" doesn't typically
>> resolve to anything useful.
> Ok, I'm fine with this. So Ack as far as I'm concerned.
> Does this make most sense through the networking tree, or what?

Linus, you can just apply this directly.

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