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Upstart 0.6.0


New upstart upstream release with a lot of new features.


  • email: <plautrba@redhat.com>
  • email: <cdahlin@redhat.com>

Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 27
  • Last updated: 2009-07-13
  • Percentage of completion: 01%

Detailed Description

Upstart is an event-based replacement for the /sbin/init daemon which handles starting of tasks and services during boot, stopping them during shutdown and supervising them while the system is running.

Feature highlights:

  • Tasks and Services are started and stopped by events;
  • Events are generated as tasks and services are started and stopped;
  • Events may be received from any other process on the system;
  • Services may be respawned if they die unexpectedly;
  • Supervision and respawning of daemons which separate from their parent process;
  • Communication with the init daemon over D-Bus.

Benefit to Fedora

Last upstream upstart version is 0.6.0 and it's recommended to update to this version. New release fixes a lot of bugs and brings up new dbus interface.


How To Test

  • Bring each upstart job up and down and verify that the job is started and cleaned up correctly and that initctl list reflects its state.
  • Move from runlevel s to 1, 3, and 5 and back again and verify that the system ends up in the correct state each time.
  • Re-exec init and verify that jobs that were running stay running according to initctl list.

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