Call for testing: Upstart 1.4 in Ubuntu
tim.gardner at canonical.com
Fri Dec 23 13:47:13 UTC 2011
On 12/22/2011 03:01 PM, James Hunt wrote:
> Hi All,
> We're looking to land Upstart 1.4 in Ubuntu Precise early January 2012. If you have an Ubuntu
> Precise test system  and you'd like to help with testing these new features, read on...
> = New Features =
> The two main new features are:
> - new 'setuid' and 'setgid' stanzas
> Allows you to specify the user and group a job runs as
> (this should help minimize the intricate su/sudo/start-stop-daemon command-lines)
> - Logging of job output for system jobs 
> Job logging is enabled by default in 1.4. Since this is the first version of Upstart
> that writes to *any* files, this is quite a big change. 3 new command-line options
> have been added to support this feature:
> '--no-log' (disable logging entirely)
> '--logdir=DIR' (specify alternate log directory)
> '--default-console=VALUE' (specify default value for 'console' stanza).
> = How to Obtain the Upstart 1.4 Package =
> please add the following 'upstart-job-logging' PPA  to your system and give it a spin:
> sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jamesodhunt/upstart-job-logging
> = Feedback =
> Please provide feedback via a bug report:
> = Further Details on Features =
> Full details on these features can be found in the usual places:
> - init(5)
> - init(8)
> - cookbook:
> Thanks for your help.
> Kind regards,
>  - Usual caveats apply: do *not* install this on any critical systems.
>  - Two limitations to be aware of:
> - logging *only* currently applies to system jobs,
> - any job that produces output and ends *before* the disk becomes writeable
> will not currently have output logged.
> Note: both limitations are currently being addressed.
>  - https://launchpad.net/~jamesodhunt/+archive/upstart-job-logging
> James Hunt
James - The kernel team has plenty of Precise systems that we can
update. Given the fundamental nature of Upstart, is there any way to
recover short of reinstalling if it completely breaks the boot ? Can we
stash the original /sbin/init somewhere and hack the grub command ?
Tim Gardner tim.gardner at canonical.com
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