systemd (Was Re: tmpfs for strategic directories)

Bill Nottingham notting at
Wed May 26 21:41:17 UTC 2010

James Findley (sixy at said: 
> Actually the blog post is proposing exactly that, as I read it.  And it 
> seems not only that lots of other people read it the same way, but some 
> even agree with it.
> So I'm not sure I see how this is going off into the weeds - if 
> transitioning some/all initscripts to C is a genuine goal of the author 
> of the project, on which he is not prepared to budge, then that is 
> likely to have bearing on its adoption into fedora, and rightly so.

What I took from it is that code like this from rc.sysinit:

if [ ! -e /proc/mounts ]; then
        mount -n -t proc /proc /proc
        mount -n -t sysfs /sys /sys >/dev/null 2>&1

really doesn't need to be there. If you're redesigning the init system,
rather than keeping compatibility with ancient stupid sysvinit, there's
no reason that shell code is needed for this; init should Just Do It when
it starts. In fact, I'm pretty sure recent upstart releases do the same
thing. I'm sure we can find more examples if we look.


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