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Kickit ====== A runit replacement (sort of), written in Go. Compiling --------- Dependencies: - A 'gc' Go compiler (not gccgo) - A GOROOT environment variable - goscons (https://github.com/alberts/goscons) Now run `scons` in the kickit root. Usage ----- kickit <service-directory> Where <service-directory> is a directory containing zero or more service roots, and each service root should contain a single executable called `run`. Services can then be started, stopped and restarted by interacting with Kickit over a Unix socket located at `<service-root>/.kcontrol` using the Kickit protocol (see docs/protocol.txt). Standard out of a service directorie's `run` file will be directed to `log/main/current` within the service root. In Comparison to Runit ---------------------- Kickit takes a lot of ideas from runit, but is different in a number of ways: - All interaction is done with a single process - Interaction takes place over a higher-level protocol - There is currently no 'scanning' of the service directory, either at startup or any other time. All services must be explicitly started. This may change. TODO ---- * Log rotating * Service status retrieval * Listing services (maybe)