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NAME

init - Upstart process management daemon  

SYNOPSIS

init [OPTION]...  

DESCRIPTION

init is the parent of all processes on the system, it is executed by the kernel and is responsible for starting all other processes; it is the parent of all processes whose natural parents have died and it is responsible for reaping those when they die.

Processes managed by init are known as jobs and are defined by files in the /etc/init directory. See init(5) for more details.  

Events

init(8) is an event-based init daemon. This means that jobs will be automatically started and stopped by changes that occur to the system state, including as a result of jobs starting and stopping.

This is different to dependency-based init daemons which start a specified set of goal jobs, and resolve the order in which they should be started and other jobs required by iterating their dependencies.

For more information on starting and stopping jobs, as well as emitting events that will automatically start and stop jobs, see the manual page for the initctl(8) tool.

The primary event is the startup(7) event, emitted when the daemon has finished loading its configuration. Other useful events are the starting(7), started(7), stopping(7) and stopped(7) events emitted as jobs change state.  

System V compatibility

The Upstart init(8) daemon does not keep track of runlevels itself, instead they are implemented entirely by its userspace tools. The event emitted to signify a change of runlevel is the runlevel(7) event. For more information see its manual page.  

NOTES

init is not normally executed by a user process, and expects to have a process id of 1. If this is not the case, it will actually execute telinit(8) and pass all arguments to that. See that manual page for further details.  

FILES

/etc/init.conf

/etc/init/*.conf  

AUTHOR

Written by Scott James Remnant <scott@netsplit.com>  

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs at <https://launchpad.net/upstart/+bugs>  

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2009 Canonical Ltd.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  

SEE ALSO

init(5) initctl(8) telinit(8) runlevel(7) startup(7) starting(7) started(7) stopping(7) stopped(7)


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
Events
System V compatibility
NOTES
FILES
AUTHOR
REPORTING BUGS
COPYRIGHT
SEE ALSO

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