stopped - event signalling that a job has stopped
stopped JOB=JOB INSTANCE=INSTANCE RESULT=RESULT [PROCESS=PROCESS]
[EXIT_STATUS=STATUS] [EXIT_SIGNAL=SIGNAL] [ENV]...
The stopped event is generated by the Upstart init(8) daemon when an
instance of a job has stopped. The JOB environment variable contains
the job name, and the INSTANCE environment variable contains the
instance name which will be empty for single-instance jobs.
If the job was stopped normally, the RESULT environment variable will
be ok, otherwise if the job was stopped because it has failed it will
When the job has failed, the process that failed will be given in the
PROCESS environment variable. This may be pre-start, post-start, main,
pre-stop or post-stop; it may also be the special value respawn to
indicate that the job was stopped because it hit the respawn limit.
Finally in the case of a failed job, one of either EXIT_STATUS or
EXIT_SIGNAL may be given to indicate the cause of the stop. Either
EXIT_STATUS will contain the exit status code of the process, or
EXIT_SIGNAL will contain the name of the signal that the process
received. The normal exit job configuration stanza can be used to
prevent particular exit status values or signals resulting in a failed
job, see init(5) for more information.
If neither EXIT_STATUS or EXIT_SIGNAL is given for a failed process, it
is because the process failed to spawn (for example, file not found).
See the system logs for the error.
init(8) emits this event as an informational signal, services and tasks
started or stopped by this event will do so in parallel with other
activity. It is typically combined with the starting(7) event by
services when inserting themselves as a dependency.
Job configuration files may use the export stanza to export environment
variables from their own environment into the stopped event. See
init(5) for more details.
A service that wishes to be running whenever another service would be
running, started before and stopped after it, might use:
start on starting apache
stop on stopped apache
A task that must be run after another task or service has been stopped
start on stopped postgresql
starting(7) started(7) stopping(7) init(5)