[sf-lug] how to configure init on ubuntu server?
rick at linuxmafia.com
Tue Nov 11 19:51:29 PST 2008
Quoting jim (jim at well.com):
> I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT FILES ARE USED
> on ubuntu server 8.04 to configure init.
I have good news and bad news for you.
Good news: Better things than SystemV init now exist. One of them is
Upstart, to which the last coupl'a revs of *buntu have switched. The
main advantage is that it's an _event-driven_ init, such that each
process that starts knows which other processes have to start first and
watch for signals from those processes that say they're running --
and also, themselves, issue signals upon startup to let other processes
know, that might depend on them in turn. Likewise, a process that shuts
down issues a signal, etc.
Bad news: You now get to learn Upstart. ;->
http://www.linux.com/feature/125977 <= Mark Sobell alert!
 Lazy-ass survey of the contenders, written by yr. humble correspondent,
a couple of years ago: http://linuxmafia.com/faq/Admin/init.html
(Yes, I know it needs formatting.)
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