systemd: please stop trying to take over the world :)

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at
Mon Jun 13 16:05:16 UTC 2011

On Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 06:01:22PM +0200, Denys Vlasenko wrote:
> On Mon, 2011-06-13 at 17:29 +0200, Lennart Poettering wrote:
> > We load a couple of kernel modules which systemd needs, and are
> > sometimes compiled as module only and which cannot be autoloaded for a
> > reason or another. This is ipv6, autofs4, unix.ko, and we load them
> > explicitly so that we can use them.
> You assume that everyone uses IPv6. This is not true.

The point of providing a platform is that developers can make certain 
assumptions about available functionality. It's no longer reasonable to 
treat IPv6 as an optional part of the internet, any more than it's 
reasonable to consider IPv4 as optional. But if you don't want it, 
simply don't build it.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at

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