systemd (Was Re: tmpfs for strategic directories)

Seth Vidal skvidal at
Wed May 26 14:24:01 UTC 2010

On Wed, 26 May 2010, Matthias Clasen wrote:

> On Wed, 2010-05-26 at 08:54 -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.
> This is a nice example of how discussions on this list go off into the
> weeds in no time.
> 'compiling initscripts' ? come on, that is just silly. Nobody is
> proposing such a thing.
> It is completely clear that there needs to be some flexibility in any
> init system to cater to real-world services.
> But it is also clear that there is a difference between gobs of shell
> script and nice and clean files like the ones you find in /etc/init.

great - then I'm happy to be mistaken.

thanks for clearing it up.


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