F15 Feature - convert as many service init files as possible to the native SystemD services

Miloslav Trmač mitr at volny.cz
Fri Nov 26 01:03:53 UTC 2010

Lennart Poettering píše v Pá 26. 11. 2010 v 01:27 +0100:
> And also, cron does a couple of really nasty things. For example it
> wakes up in regular intervals to check if a job is ready to run. It does
> so to deal with wallclock time changes/suspends. In systemd we are
> working on a different way to solve this, so that we can actually sleep
> as long as possible, and don't have to wake up in regular
> intervals. Also, this means we can have much more accurate time
> specifications, and we don't have to pay a price for it, due to
> this. This different design will even allow us to do amazing stuff that
> hasn't existed so far, for example, mark cron jobs so that they wake up
> the machine from suspend, and similar.
> To summarize this: the current logic of cron is not pretty. And it
> duplicates process spawning and babysitting which already exists in way
> too many daemons, and is actually the more interesting code. systemd
> unifies all that code, and the end result will be simpler, more powerful
> and less code, since we reuse what already exists anyway. The only thing
> we basically add to systemd is a parser for calendar events, and
> everything else already exists.
> Lennart
> -- 
> Lennart Poettering - Red Hat, Inc.

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