Linked by diegocg on Mon 23rd Aug 2010 14:10 UTC
Linux Lennart Poettering has posted a status update about systemd, an init/upstart alternative. systemd is able now to replace /etc/fstab and cron, and it seems it will be the default init system for Fedora 14. He has also written a post about systemd for administrators.
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RE[6]: I am not okay with this
by sorpigal on Tue 24th Aug 2010 14:40 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: I am not okay with this"
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I wrote a reply to this same example on lwn, I won't repeat it here.

If you want to know why, think beyond just desktop systems.

I am thinking specifically of my servers. As for embedded, I understand that there every once of performance matters. Let them over-optimize if they must.

Package maintainers already have written init scripts. They don't have to convert.

Are the systemd developers recommending that sysvinit scripts remain in use and that people do not convert to "native" systemd? If the answer is "No" then sooner or later there will be no more init scripts written at all.

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