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Linux.com: Replacing init with Upstart

Oct 06, 2006, 04:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Scott James Remnant)

"For years, most Linux distributions have been using an init daemon based on the one found in Unix System V. The init daemon is spawned by the kernel itself, and tasked with booting the rest of the system, starting all other processes, and taking care of them when they need to be stopped or when they die. While the System V init setup has worked well for Linux in the past, it hasn't aged well--which is why we're replacing the aging init system with Upstart in Ubuntu 6.10, codenamed Edgy Eft.

"Upstart is designed to be a replacement for System V Init (sysvinit), with a different purpose than other init replacements that have been developed. The problem that has been facing us as we've attempted to make things 'just work' in Ubuntu is that modern desktop computers and servers are very different beasts from those in use ten years ago..."

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