[PATCH 0/5] Support service activation through Upstart

Scott James Remnant scott at netsplit.com
Sat Dec 25 12:18:30 PST 2010

On Sat, Dec 25, 2010 at 3:59 PM, Lennart Poettering <mzqohf at 0pointer.de> wrote:
> On Sat, 25.12.10 15:29, Scott James Remnant (scott at netsplit.com) wrote:
>> > Hmm, I am quite opposed to this. I think we are well advised not to
>> > extend D-Bus .service files functionality-wise, to ensure that
>> > regardless which method of activation you use the same behaviour takes
>> > place. Or with other words: it's fine to shift around the place where
>> > activation is executed (the ActivationString= can be used for that), but
>> > it's a bad idea to make it behave completely differently (which I fear
>> > the service stuff could trigger).
>> >
>> How does this extend the D-Bus .services files in any way?
> Because your env stuff is passed along only if the service is activated
> by Upstart, but not otherwise. Hence the stuff encoded in the .service
> file is handled differently in its effect on Upstart and on the classic
> activation.
Ah, I see the misunderstanding.

The "env" stuff in the signal is the D-Bus activation environment
only, that D-Bus would use if it was to activate the job itself, and
that can be updated by UpdateActivationEnvironment for session

There's no Upstart-specific stuff in there, perhaps I confused you by
prepending the service name etc. in my current method call - in the
signal I proposed, those are separate arguments to closer match yours.


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