hard to find info about init

John Pugh john.pugh at canonical.com
Wed Nov 12 02:31:15 UTC 2008

jim wrote:
>    thank you, tiago. 
>    what i'm looking for is information, a web 
> page or a book or something, that explains how 
> the init process is controlled on ubuntu server, 
> something akin to classic unix documentation 
> about the /etc/inittab file. 
>    my hope is to read and learn how to 
> control the behavior of the init process at 
> boot time and also as it runs as a daemon 
> manager. 
>    the essential question is "what files are 
> used to configure the init process?" it's 
> surprising how difficult it is to get an 
> answer anywhere, given how fundamental init 
> is to the operating system. 
> jim 
You may wish to review docs related to upstart as this is used in lieu
of the traditional /sbin/init daemon now.

http://upstart.ubuntu.com/ is the main page and most of the details can
be found on the wiki - http://upstart.ubuntu.com/wiki/


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