systemd (Was Re: tmpfs for strategic directories)

Chuck Anderson cra at WPI.EDU
Wed May 26 13:04:07 UTC 2010

On Wed, May 26, 2010 at 08:54:23AM -0400, Seth Vidal wrote:
> On Wed, 26 May 2010, Simo Sorce wrote:
> > While you don't edit them *all* the time, it is something that is done
> > regularly, and it is something most admins can do with ease.
> > Turn them in a C program and you left admins out in the cold, most of
> > them.
> >
> > I would be very, very wary of accepting a C "init script".
> > An unmanageable system is a useless system.
> +20 million.
> I couldn't agree more. They need to be scripts, considering how seldom 
> they actually run it makes even less sense to chase down optimization in 
> them by making them compiled.

-21 million.

Scripts are a crutch to avoid properly designed daemons and 
configuration systems.  I never edit initscripts to "configure" 
daemons, because they would just be overwritten at the next package 
upgrade.  Configuration should be separate from code.

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