BoF Protocol

Erich Schubert erich.schubert at
Wed Jun 13 09:39:16 UTC 2007

> Right. For metainit'ed deamons, we require them to be started
> non-forking, and care about the forking and pid handling in the
> generated init script. This is required anyways to support upstart and

It might be a good idea to offer some helpers for applications (such
as apache) where this doesn't work that way. There are a couple of
init-related tools for such cases such as 'pidfilehack'.
While they might depend on the particular init system used, we should
try to find a common API for them and handle alternatives somewhat.

I was wondering whether we should abuse $PATH for switching between
init systems. That is, run meta-init fragments with
PATH=/usr/lib/init/foobar:$PATH to allow init systems to override
certain tools this way.

best regards,
Erich Schubert
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