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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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