systemd (Was Re: tmpfs for strategic directories)

Harald Hoyer harald at
Thu May 27 08:14:15 UTC 2010

On 05/26/2010 06:07 PM, Adam Williamson wrote:
> 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?

unless you want rc.sysinit changes, you would have no problem with systemd to 
modify the system to your needs

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