Please make --no-sessions the default, and add a cmdline option for the inverse

Bug #1277594 reported by Adam Conrad on 2014-02-07
This bug affects 1 person
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upstart (Ubuntu)
Adam Conrad

Bug Description

The subject pretty much says it all. The functionality enabled by the inverse of --no-sessions doesn't seem to be widely used, and causes a ton of both noisy and scary-looking ringbuffer spew on machines that spend a lot of time entering and exiting chroots (like buildds, or my personal laptop with sbuild).

I think it would make more sense to invert the toggle, making --no-sessions the default and adding and documenting a new --chroot-sessions (or whatever) that enables the feature for the few people who actually want or need it.

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James Hunt (jamesodhunt) on 2014-02-07
Changed in upstart (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → James Hunt (jamesodhunt)
Changed in upstart (Ubuntu):
assignee: James Hunt (jamesodhunt) → Adam Conrad (adconrad)
Changed in upstart:
assignee: nobody → Adam Conrad (adconrad)
Changed in upstart:
status: New → Fix Committed
Changed in upstart (Ubuntu):
status: New → In Progress
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package upstart - 1.12.1-0ubuntu4

upstart (1.12.1-0ubuntu4) trusty; urgency=medium

  [ Adam Conrad ]
  * Disable chroot sessions by default, add an option to enable chroot
    sessions. (LP: #1277594)
 -- Dimitri John Ledkov <email address hidden> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:31:21 +0100

Changed in upstart (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Adam Conrad (adconrad) on 2016-02-16
Changed in upstart:
assignee: Adam Conrad (adconrad) → nobody
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