Booting with runit
"Runit is a rewrite of D.J. Bernstein's daemontools, and the basic concept is service supervision. A supervised service has a small process (the supervisor), which knows how to start the service, how to clean up if it goes down, and whether the admin wants the service up or down. This has some obvious advantages. If the application happens to crash, the supervisor will restart it. The supervisor is small enough that the odds of it crashing are very small, and if it happened, there are ways to manage that, too."
(Submitted by Noel Mon Mar 21, 2005 )
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