upstart socket activation

Scott James Remnant scott at
Wed Mar 16 22:57:43 UTC 2011

On Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 3:54 PM, Lennart Poettering
<mzhcfgneg at> wrote:
> On Wed, 16.03.11 06:13, Clint Byrum (clint at wrote:
>> On Wed, 2011-03-16 at 11:17 +0100, Steffen Barszus wrote:
>> > I have read about socket activation feature, and i'm quite
>> > confused now and would like to have a definitive answer.
>> >
>> > Is the socket activation:
>> > a) xinetd like: start the provider of the socket, once the socket is
>> > accessed ? Anything special done until the provider is available ?
>> Yes its like xinetd, though instead of an accepted socket being
>> available, you're getting a listening socket with a connection ready to
>> accept, so most daemons (no daemons?) won't support this just yet.
> BTW, what's the API for this looking like? How are the fd's passed to
> the daemon?
>From the bridge process to the init daemon?

D-Bus FD passing.


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