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Re: upstart: please update to latest upstream version

On Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 11:31:38AM +1100, Russell Coker wrote:
> Finally one benefit of an event based booting system is that it won't become 
> stuck if one daemon hangs.  I've had problems in the past when one daemon 
> didn't start up and that prevented other daemons from starting due to the 
> sequential processing of init scripts.

The problem with event-based init systems is what to do if init
discovers a dependency loop.  I know systemd simply *silently* chose not
to start one daemon, which happened to be dbus, which made lots of
important software (e.g. gdm) simply not work.  If we're going to move
to event-based booting, this discovery needs to be made *before* the
system reboots[0] and init must complain loudly and handle it gracefully

[0] And whatever solution we choose must handle the case where the
sysadmin drops local services into the boot process.

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