[systemd-devel] question

Rahul Sundaram metherid at gmail.com
Wed Sep 14 01:48:26 UTC 2011

On 09/14/2011 06:47 AM, Genes MailLists wrote:
> Good points - up to a point - but lets go slow and think for a few
> minutes - unlike the kernel which is very hardware dependent and
> therefore may run on many machines but not all, systemd is no - or
> should not be for its core functionality. Its a piece of software that
> should run exactly the same way for all hardware - this is certainly
> true for its core functionality - it does indeed take on additional
> roles and I have not looked at the source code to see how well /
> robustly it handles exceptions ... The chances of it failing for a
> subset of users after being decently tested is way lower than for
> kernel code 

You may very well be right but there is a very high risk involved if it
fails for say 5% of the users.   I don't see anything in the newer
version that justifies taking that risk overriding the upstream
developers judgement. 


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