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A UNIX process no 1.
runit(8) System Manager's Manual runit(8)
NAMErunit - a UNIX process no 1
DESCRIPTIONrunit must be run as Unix process no 1. It performs the system's booting, running, and shutdown in three stages:
STAGE 1runit runs /etc/runit/1 and waits for it to terminate. The system's one time tasks are done here. /etc/runit/1 has full control of /dev/console to be able to start an emergency shell if the one time initialization tasks fail. If /etc/runit/1 crashes, or exits 100, runit will skip stage 2 and enter stage 3.
STAGE 2runit runs /etc/runit/2, which should not return until system shutdown; if it crashes, or exits 111, it will be restarted. Normally /etc/runit/2 starts runsvdir(8). runit is able to handle the ctrl-alt-del keyboard request in stage 2, see below.
STAGE 3If runit is told to shutdown the system, or stage 2 returns, it terminates stage 2 if it is running, and runs /etc/runit/3. The systems tasks to shutdown and possibly halt or reboot the system are done here. If stage 3 returns, runit checks if the file /etc/runit/reboot exists and has the execute by owner permission set. If so, the system is rebooted, it's halted otherwise. If /etc/runit/nosync exists, runit doesn't invoke sync(). This is useful in vservers. CTRL-ALT-DEL If runit receives the ctrl-alt-del keyboard request and the file /etc/runit/ctrlaltdel exists and has the execute by owner permission set, runit runs /etc/runit/ctrlaltdel, waits for it to terminate, and then sends itself a CONT signal.
SIGNALSrunit only accepts signals in stage 2. If runit receives a CONT signal and the file /etc/runit/stopit exists and has the execute by owner permission set, runit is told to shutdown the system. if runit receives an INT signal, a ctrl-alt-del keyboard request is triggered.
SEE ALSOrunit-init(8), runsvdir(8), runsvchdir(8), sv(8), runsv(8), chpst(8), utmpset(8), svlogd(8) http://smarden.org/runit/
AUTHORGerrit Pape <@smarden.org>
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|runit(8)||referred by||chpst(8) | fetchmail(1) | k5start(1) | krenew(1) | runit-init(8) | runsv(8) | runsvchdir(8) | runsvdir(8) | sv(8) | svlogd(8) | utmpset(8)|
|refer to||chpst(8) | runit-init(8) | runsv(8) | runsvchdir(8) | runsvdir(8) | sv(8) | svlogd(8) | utmpset(8)|