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minit is an attempt to cross-breed DJ Bernstein's daemontools and init, while adding dependencies, and maintaining minimal code base. It is possible to start and stop services on the fly. minit does not depend on a mounted /proc file system, and it does not write to any part of the file system, not even to start and stop services. It does not use System V IPC, either.

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Recent releases

  •  10 Jun 2003 10:34

    Release Notes: A brown paper bag release.

    •  24 Apr 2003 17:51

      Release Notes: This release has small helpers to hard reboot and write values to proc files. msvc now accepts more than one service per invocation. There is a heuristic to compensate for time zone changes after minit is started. There are several bugfixes and smaller improvements.

      •  29 Jan 2002 03:39

        Release Notes: minit reaps zombies faster, and a sample configuration has been uploaded.

        •  27 Nov 2001 04:32

          Release Notes: Dependencies are not spawned if they aren't marked "respawn" and already ran, and logging works (you can run daemontools style services directly from minit).

          •  09 Nov 2001 05:06

            Release Notes: A fix for a bug that prevented minit from spawning a getty, svc produces usable return codes, a script "listpids" is included that shows how to list all running processes that are managed by minit, and a fix for the mechanism behind pidfilehack.


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