Linked by Dennis Heuer on Wed 25th Aug 2010 22:23 UTC
Linux I came across a news entry at Phoronix about a new init replacement, systemd, and curiously started a read into the surprisingly heavy matter. Systemd is by no means as simple as upstart. It does far more things far more straight and in more detail. The differences are so significant that they enforce quite different configuration strategies. One can argue for both, depending on the goal to reach. However, that's not what I want to write about. After having read what systemd is capable of, and how it does it, I began to put the existence of all system daemons - in their today's forms - in question.
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Fully agree. SystemD is about integration and much basic monitoring. The fact that a subsystem is restarted automatically if it crash. does not make that all systems (daemons, services, whatever) are obsolete and the rest is "the service". A daemon that restarts automatically the X Server, in case of crashing or if user is in graphic mode, does not make it that the X Server is obsolete.
So I the author simply gets the fact that SystemD will do a better logic to restart services and so on, but the final conclusion is wrong.

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