sysvinit backward compatibility in upstart .5

Casey Dahlin cdahlin at redhat.com
Fri Jul 25 00:06:52 BST 2008


Saravanan Shanmugham (sarvi) wrote:
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>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Casey Dahlin [mailto:cdahlin at redhat.com] 
>> Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2008 2:15 PM
>> To: Saravanan Shanmugham (sarvi)
>> Cc: Sandeep Puddupakkam (spuddupa); upstart-devel at lists.ubuntu.com
>> Subject: Re: sysvinit backward compatibility in upstart .5
>> Importance: High
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>> Saravanan Shanmugham (sarvi) wrote:
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>>> Is it possible to implement SysV compatibility without using D-Bus 
>>> messaging?
>>> Meaning basically using the starting/started/stopping/stopped events 
>>> of a set of SysV compatibility jobs themselves.
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>> Not all of it and not easily. But then, why do you need to 
>> emulate sysv at all?
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> Well we do have quite a bit of legacy software that have not yet moved
> to Upstart style jobs.
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> Can you help me understand which part is not possible?
>
> Sarvi
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Well, you wouldn't be able to use telinit, which makes it hard to tell 
the system to shut down or reboot or really do anything.

--CJD



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