Need clarification on possible bug with start on / stop on stanza logic

Scott James Remnant scott at
Fri Feb 13 18:23:01 GMT 2009

On Thu, 2009-02-12 at 16:23 -0800, Garrett Cooper wrote:

>     I found this gem while producing tests for upstart, and I'm
> wondering whether or not this is a bug that should be filed:
> [comet-k5-12:/etc/init/jobs.d]$ cat foo+
> stop on halloween / duwali
> [comet-k5-12:/etc/init/jobs.d]$ start foo+
> [comet-k5-12:/etc/init/jobs.d]$ start foo+
> start: Unable to start job: Job is already running: foo+
Could you point out which bit you think is the bug?

Have you ever, ever felt like this?
Had strange things happen?  Are you going round the twist?
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