starting77 - Cheap VPS LLC

starting


Section: Environments, Tables, and Troff Macros (7)
Updated: 2009-07-09
Index
Return to Main Contents

 

NAME

starting – event signalling that a job is starting

 

SYNOPSIS

starting

JOB=JOB

INSTANCE=INSTANCE

[ENV]…

 

DESCRIPTION

The
starting

event is generated by the Upstart
init(8)

daemon when a new instance of a job begins starting. The
JOB

environment variable contains the job name, and the
INSTANCE

environment variable contains the instance name which will be empty for
single-instance jobs.


init(8)

will wait for all services started by this event to be running, all tasks
started by this event to have finished and all jobs stopped by this event
to be stopped before allowing the job to continue starting.


This allows jobs to effectively insert themselves as dependencies of
other jobs. The event is typically combined with the
stopped(7)

event by services.


Job configuration files may use the
export

stanza to export environment variables from their own environment into
the
starting

event. See
init(5)

for more details.

 

EXAMPLE

A service that wishes to be running whenever another service would be
running, started before and stopped after it, might use:




start on starting apache
stop on stopped apache


A task that must be run before another task or service is started might
use:




start on starting postgresql

 

SEE ALSO

started(7)

stopping(7)

stopped(7)

init(5)



 

Index



NAME

SYNOPSIS

DESCRIPTION

EXAMPLE

SEE ALSO



Back to Top

PayPal Logo┬ęCheap VPS LLC - Leader of affordable VPS Hosting Services