Thoughts? I'm running Ubuntu 10.0.4

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I would suggest the use of supervisord. In my experience, it is friendlier and generally a smoother experience than runit or the venerable daemontools. Upstart is designed to replace the equally-venerable init process, while supervisord is specifically for managing things like WSGI, FastCGI, and the like. It is also pretty well-documented.

Because it is targeted at these types of scenarios, supervisord provides facilities for starting a specific number of processes, retry limits, custom signals, and various other useful bits (it even includes an XML-RPC interface.) Upstart provides the ability to interface with DBus, but this is unlikely in your scenario.

  • any idea how well it works on CentOS?
    – Cyclops
    Jun 4, 2011 at 0:50

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