systemd (Was Re: tmpfs for strategic directories)

Matthew Miller mattdm at
Thu May 27 13:32:57 UTC 2010

On Thu, May 27, 2010 at 03:14:54PM +0200, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> > That's not down to it being a shell script though; it's because it's a
> > crufty mess.
> … which is exactly why it should be handled inside the init system instead 
> of being that mess of a shell script. :-)

Maybe. That cruft is all there for a reason, and it'll take a lot of work to
disentangle the good reasons from the ones that should be left behind.
Putting it all in an opaque binary seems _less_ conducive to that rather
than more.

Matthew Miller <mattdm at>
Senior Systems Architect -- Instructional & Research Computing Services
Harvard School of Engineering & Applied Sciences

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