Init : someone could comment this ?

Casey Dahlin cjdahlin at
Sun Jan 6 03:26:17 UTC 2008

Jonathan Underwood wrote:
> On 06/01/2008, Casey Dahlin <cjdahlin at> wrote:
>> There is work being done in this area for Fedora as well. I've been
>> working on a parallel booting system for us that also will provide dbus
>> notifications for the starting of various services. (Hopefully I'll be
>> leading a hackfest at FUDCon in a few days to get a few more eyes and
>> hands on the code).
> Other than compatability with sysvinit scripts, why was upstart dismissed?
Many options were looked at during the last iteration of this 
discussion, and by my understanding prcsys was the one that won out. See 
There's a few issues with prcsys internally that make it very difficult 
to add the features we want (dbus etc), as well as some not-so-trivial 
implementation issues (use of pthreads in a circumstance under which 
they were a very poor choice), so Harald Hoyer and myself decided that a 
rewrite was in order, so I went ahead and started working on a new app 
(which I have titled 'rrn') which is now near feature parity with 
prcsys. My academic schedule has meant I haven't had enough of it done 
to be worth showing to anyone until very recently, so I've not been 
talking too much about it here, but now that its starting to come 
together, I'd love to start the discussion up again (and of course you 
can all tell me I'm crazy and to take my little program and go home :).


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