Upstart job best practices?

Peter Matulis peter.matulis at
Fri Sep 10 12:42:16 BST 2010

On 09/03/2010 07:26 PM, Clint Byrum wrote:
> Hi there,
> I've been looking into a few bug reports regarding regressions due
> to migrations from sysvinit to upstart.
> These are mostly just user education issues, but nonetheless, its
> unclear exactly what to do with upstart jobs. I am wondering if
> there is an existing list of best practices for upstart jobs.
> Namely:
> * is console output ever a good idea? 
> * how should things be logged?
>   logger?
> * Is there a preferred logging facility?  
> * whats the best
>   way to inform users of potential failures?
> Before I run off and create a wiki page describing upstart best
> practices, I figured I'd ask here to see if it already exists.
> Thanks!

I've been asking the same kind of questions.  We need better information
on how to troubleshoot services that don't start.

Peter Matulis

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