systemd (Was Re: tmpfs for strategic directories)

Lennart Poettering mzerqung at
Tue Jun 1 00:46:32 UTC 2010

On Wed, 26.05.10 12:27, Adam Williamson (awilliam at wrote:

> > The plan is to reduce what is currenlty done in files like
> > /etc/init.d/messagebus to files like
> >
> > 
> > And those files you can edit just fine, and reconfigure.
> There's no need to yell, you only explained that a couple of minutes
> ago, before I wrote the above mail. From your blog post, it sounded very
> much like compiled initscripts were what you were proposing.
> This seems perfectly reasonable, but at the same time, when you explain
> it this way, it doesn't seem like anything that needs a new init system
> to happen. You can move stuff into the daemons themselves no matter what
> init system you're using, and it seems like upstart would be open to
> moving appropriate things into the init system. That does seem like a
> perfectly sensible thing to do, though, so I hope it happens, whatever
> init system we wind up with.

Well. Sure. Upstart can copy every feature we have. But while all of
this is still in the future for Upstart we already have implemented a
fair bit of it in systemd.


Lennart Poettering                        Red Hat, Inc.
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