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Johan pointed out that the current one-file-per-getty configuration isn't very flexible, not to mention not very Upstartish; and there's a much better solution. Have a single getty job that spawns an instance for each terminal configured.
Spawn instance, and set goal to start, on the tty-added event; optionally matching the name of the tty to limit, e.g.
Set goal to stop on the tty-removed event; matching the first argument from the start event, e.g.
- Instance can be destroyed once stopped; though this might not be desirable, since we might want to be able to start it again.
- We'll need to keep the emission record for the start event as long as the instance is active.
- This will almost certainly need to be combined with some other events or state, for example when there is a writable filesystem. These need to not mask out the tty events, which are the "prime" ones as far as this instance is concerned.