Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Oct 2006 21:02 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "For years, most Linux distributions have been using an init daemon based on the one found in Unix System V. The init daemon is spawned by the kernel itself, and tasked with booting the rest of the system, starting all other processes, and taking care of them when they need to be stopped or when they die. While the System V init setup has worked well for Linux in the past, it hasn't aged well - which is why we're replacing the aging init system with Upstart in Ubuntu 6.10, codenamed Edgy Eft."
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RE: How is this different?
by Lunitik on Thu 5th Oct 2006 14:43 UTC in reply to "How is this different?"
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It's not a bad way to look at it...

This basically says "hey do we see a printer? yeah? ok lets start cups"... if the answer is no, cups doesn't start...

Same goes for things like mdadm etc... it has a wider scope than hotplug, but if you understand that, think of this as hotplug for system services and you won't be far off the mark.

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