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runit(8)		    System Manager's Manual		      runit(8)

NAME
       runit - a UNIX process no 1

SYNOPSIS
       runit

DESCRIPTION
       runit must be run as Unix process no 1.	It performs the	system's boot-
       ing, running, and shutdown in three stages:

STAGE 1
       runit 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 2
       runit 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 3
       If  runit is told to shutdown the system, or stage 2 returns, it	termi-
       nates 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 re-
       booted, it's halted otherwise.

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.

SIGNALS
       runit 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 ALSO
       runit-init(8), runsvdir(8), runsvchdir(8), sv(8),  runsv(8),  chpst(8),
       utmpset(8), svlogd(8)

       http://smarden.org/runit/

AUTHOR
       Gerrit Pape <pape@smarden.org>

								      runit(8)

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | STAGE 1 | STAGE 2 | STAGE 3 | CTRL-ALT-DEL | SIGNALS | SEE ALSO | AUTHOR

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