systemd (Was Re: tmpfs for strategic directories)

Simo Sorce ssorce at
Wed May 26 13:24:00 UTC 2010

On Wed, 26 May 2010 09:08:09 -0400 (EDT)
Seth Vidal <skvidal at> wrote:

> On Wed, 26 May 2010, Chuck Anderson wrote:
> >
> > -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.
> And given my experience dealing with actual real-world designed
> daemons and other such things, I'd say we've shown no ability to
> 'properly' design them and won't be showing that anytime soon. So
> since we have to live in the world, let's not go shooting our feet
> off.
> -sv

If people are really keen on "C init scripts", then a compromise could
be to make it optional to use a bash script when the admin wants to do
something. It would be a change and require re-training to understand
how to do that, but it will be at least possible.


Simo Sorce * Red Hat, Inc * New York

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