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

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at
Mon Jun 13 16:13:39 UTC 2011

On Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 5:05 PM, Matthew Garrett <mjg59 at>wrote:

> 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.
I believe the ipv6 module is going to be built in soon anyway.

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