runit - service dependencies
runit's service supervision resolves dependencies for service daemons
designed to be run by a supervisor process automatically.
The service daemon (or the corresponding run scripts) should behave
If you want to run service daemons that do not support service supervision
as described above, please refer to
about service dependencies I wrote some time ago.
- before providing the service, check if all services it depends on are
If not, exit with an error, the supervisor will then try again.
- write all logs through runit's logging facility.
The runsv program takes care that all logs for
the service are written safely to disk.
Therefore there's no need to depend on a system logging service.
- optionally when the service is told to become down, take down other
services that depend on this one after disabling the service.
Gerrit Pape <email@example.com>