systemd (Was Re: tmpfs for strategic directories)

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at
Thu May 27 13:39:02 UTC 2010

Jeremy Sanders wrote:
> What rubbish. For instance, we customised an early Fedora to work on a
> diskless NFS rooted system, mainly by mucking around with init scripts.
> Being able to easily edit these files made this project work and work
> quickly. Trying to get upstream to special case our particular setup
> wouldn't have happened.
> You're suggesting hammering shut the insides of linux to stop people
> playing around and reducing freedom - sounds like you want Fedora to be
> like the products of other large propitiatory systems.

C code can be changed too, if really needed. But the point is that it should 
not be necessary to edit code at all to get what's needed.

> There is a clear case for having an open and completely configurable
> system. It's not going to cost 1 sec of bootup either.

I'm not so sure there. The overhead adds up.

        Kevin Kofler

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