systemd (Was Re: tmpfs for strategic directories)

Matt McCutchen matt at
Wed Jun 2 02:43:30 UTC 2010

On Wed, 2010-06-02 at 02:50 +0200, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Lennart Poettering wrote:
> > It's OK if a server takes a bit longer to boot.
> A longer boot time for your server means more downtime if you need to reboot 
> your server for whatever reason.

Please be careful not to take Lennart's remark out of context.  A server
takes longer /than a desktop/ since it doesn't take full advantage of
systemd; it doesn't take longer than without systemd, because presumably
the SysV init emulation doesn't have a significant performance penalty.
There is no disadvantage of systemd here.

If you were just saying that it may be worth the effort at some point to
optimize server boot time, that point is taken.


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