my hald script has this:
Just plain stupid is what it is.
The person writing these init scripts should have caught that before he even made it public, and even then people running the testing builds should have caught it. I guess it just goes to show just how poorly tested Gentoo really is. That something this simple has gotten past the developer of the script, past the testing keyword, and is now marked stable. The fact that this simple little oversight can cripple a system, and that it is marked stable says volumes. The number of unstable scripts and packages that are marked stable on Gentoo is simply staggering. Absolutely overwhelming. It's completely ridiculous.