hard to find info about init

jim jim at well.com
Wed Nov 12 03:14:32 UTC 2008

thank you, john. 
   i looked at the upstart page. my ubuntu 
server (8.04) system doesn't have upstart 
on it; the  ps  command shows init as 
process number 1. 
   so i'm still looking for information 
about the init process: what files does it 
reference as it comes up and as it runs? 
how to configure init? 

On Tue, 2008-11-11 at 21:31 -0500, John Pugh wrote:
> 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/
> Enjoy.

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