Upstart does not print the Process ID of an application launched from a script section

Scott James Remnant scott at
Fri Jan 14 13:42:28 UTC 2011

The current version of Upstart only tracks a single process ID

One of the major changes planned for the next version is that it
tracks entire process groups, but the difficulty there for example is
whether your IRC client running under 'screen' that you ran from your
console login is still part of the "getty" process group


On Fri, Jan 14, 2011 at 1:34 PM, Laszlo Papp <djszapi at> wrote:
> Hi,
> Upstart shows only the PID of the processes started by "exec binary",
> so it prints only PIDs of jobs it has started.
> What is wrong about printing in each case ? If I would like to make it
> further on, I guess I should use the kernel audit module, am I right
> or is it better and easier stance ?
> Best Regards,
> Laszlo Papp
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