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Upstart 1.6.1 Brings New Changes

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Published on 08 December 2012 07:41 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu
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Last month marked the release of Upstart 1.6 for the init daemon primarily used by Ubuntu. Coming out nearly one month later is Upstart 1.6.1 to deliver on some additional work.

New to Upstart 1.6.1 is:

- Improved re-exec performance.
- Minor logger fixes for unflushed data.
- Handle re-exec scenario when requested from within a chroot.
- Minor serialisation data format change to handle chroots and user sessions.
- Added extra re-exec tests including explicit upgrade tests reading from pre-prepared JSON data files.
- Make jobs running within a chroot log their output within the chroot.
- Added "Restart" D-Bus method.
- Changed 'telinit u' to use "Restart" D-Bus method rather than sending SIGTERM to play nicely when busybox(1) is init.
- Added "GetState" D-Bus method allowing current serialised internal state to be queried.

For those using Upstart that haven't switched over to systemd, the new point release of Upstart can be obtained over Launchpad.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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