[systemd-devel] question

Genes MailLists lists at sapience.com
Wed Sep 14 04:25:50 UTC 2011

On 09/13/2011 09:48 PM, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> 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. 
> Rahul

 Honestly, if systemd updates has 5% of users failing on an update to
the software - we should dump the thing immediately and go back to
upstart. That is insanely high bug rate for core code which is (or
should be) pretty simple.

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