systemd (Was Re: tmpfs for strategic directories)

Jon Masters jonathan at
Wed May 26 18:08:34 UTC 2010

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.

I *very* strongly agree also. I do change init scripts, but even more
than this, I see a growing trend for Linux systems to be less friendly
to user modification. We are not so smart that we should do this.


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