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Red Hat's response to my system-config-samba rhel6 issue

David Miller wrote:
> Richard Pieri wrote:
>> FWIW, OS X uses launchd ... [event]-based start. The last is
>> something that Linux does not have that I'm aware of.
> based on launchd concepts and has even expanded on
> many of them.

Ubuntu's Upstart is event-based as well. It is a core feature:

  Upstart is an event-based replacement for the /sbin/init daemon which
  handles starting of tasks and services during boot, stopping them
  during shutdown and supervising them while the system is running.
  Feature Highlights

    * Tasks and Services are started and stopped by events
    * Events are generated as tasks and services are started and stopped
    * Events may be received from any other process on the system
    * Services may be respawned if they die unexpectedly
    * Supervision and respawning of daemons which separate from their
      parent process
    * Communication with the init daemon over D-Bus

  Planned Features

    * Events generated at timed intervals or scheduled times
    * Events generated as files or directories are changed
    * User services, which users can start and stop themselves

So not on par with launchd yet, but they're working on it.


Tom Metro
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