UpStart

  • Improved Visualisation (more dynamic)?
  • User Sessions (see bug 776392)

    • Enable them
    • Add ability to distinguish user jobs from system jobs in "initctl list" output
      • (requires new D-Bus method).
    • Add ability to specify supplementary group to run job as?
  • new stanzas
  • Add cgroup support
    • (and add new cgroup stanza)
  • create a new event when /dev/console writeable
  • Logging of job output
  • ring buffer / klog patch to log *all* upstart events (from "startup"!)
  • globbing of events:
    •       start on foo*
  • inotify bridge
    • (Good progress has already been made on this).
  • Introduce clone(2) for namespace magic
  • Proper state-passing for re-exec
  • Enable Upstart in initramfs
  • Interactive boot
    • (Good progress has already been made on this)
  • Abstract well-known Jobs
    • Ideally, all abstract jobs would be "well-known" to avoid any distros hard-coding job conditions on particular display managers for example.
  • Event aliases
    • Same logic as for "Abstract well-known Jobs".
  • Full job file audit (.conf *and* SysV jobs!)
  • proc connector (to avoid ptrace issues)
  • Understand problems tracing PIDS for Java apps.
  • Testing
    • Improved system testing framework
    • Ensure all possible transitions between runlevels are fully tested.
  • Finish the Upstart Cookbook (and get it translated)
  • Killing
    • Ability to specify alternate signals to kill a job
    • Ability to send arbitrary signals to jobs?
      •      initctl kill -USR1 myjob
  • Complete transition to Upstart-only shutdown and decouple Upstart jobs from SystemV (/etc/init.d/sendsigs)

  • Scotts temporal events.
  • Upstart still needs to provide deeper and easier control of services and status on the server to convince and seduce users used to 'classic' environment. Suggestions are: central services app (ncurses), remove things like rcconf, stickiness of status of services, easy way to control what will run or not on a server as services
  • Since Natty, upstart has now .override files to control services (see Natty release notes : http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/natty/alpha3#Override%20Files, we need now either a ncurse base interface or a 'chkconfig' type command to make service control easier than the method indicated in the release notes

FoundationsTeam/OneiricPlanning/UpStart (last edited 2011-06-10 10:54:09 by jamesodhunt)