when startup delays become bugs

Chris Adams linux at cmadams.net
Wed May 15 15:50:57 UTC 2013

Once upon a time, Lennart Poettering <mzerqung at 0pointer.de> said:
> Note that systemd puts a (configurable) limit on the number of
> concurrent connections, much like sshd does it, so there's very little
> difference... Also ssh forks of per-connection processes too, so the
> difference is probably even smaller...

The difference is that when sshd is running as a "traditional" daemon,
it can do all of its start-up processing once (parsing config files,
loading host keys, etc.), instead of for each connection.
Chris Adams <linux at cmadams.net>

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