systemd (Was Re: tmpfs for strategic directories)

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Wed May 26 16:07:39 UTC 2010

On Wed, 2010-05-26 at 12:42 +0200, drago01 wrote:
> On Wed, May 26, 2010 at 5:02 AM, Casey Dahlin <cdahlin at> wrote:
> > On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 05:45:07PM +0200, Lennart Poettering wrote:
> >> On Tue, 25.05.10 10:21, Casey Dahlin (cdahlin at wrote:
> > [...]
> > 3) Cutting down on the forking by replacing some of the shell scripts... cool
> >   3a) With C code... really?
> This does make a lot of sense to me, initscripts being scripts is a
> major slowdown factor
> by itself.
> It is not like you want to edit the scripts all the time, so there is
> no reason for them being scripts.

I beg to differ. I've had to create or modify initscripts quite often,
either as a sysadmin or a packager. If this is now going to require C
coding skills, I'm not going to be able to do it. I don't think it's
safe to assume that everyone who needs to write or modify an initscript
is going to know C. What about people who write apps that need
initscripts in some other language?
Adam Williamson
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