Linked by diegocg on Sun 13th May 2012 23:48 UTC
Linux Lennart Poettering, the author of systemd, has announced: "I just put a first version of a wiki document together that lists a couple of easy optimizations to get your boot times down to [less than] 2s. It also includes a list of suggested things to hack on to get even quicker boot-ups."
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RE: Sorry but...
by olau on Mon 14th May 2012 17:55 UTC in reply to "Sorry but..."
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I am sorry. I can see that there are some benefits with systemd, but doesn't anyone else feel like systemd is implemented in a way that's pretty much the exact opposite of what we always about unix-like operating systems?

I humbly disagree. ;) Lots of people are dissing systemd on theoretical grounds instead of examining what it's actually doing.

As far as I'm concerned it's a) taking much of the suckiness out of traditional sysvinit which is layers upon layers of shell hacks while b) being relatively lean (most of the extra stuff people complain about are just small programs bundled with the systemd source and don't affect the daemon) and c) standardizing some of the stupid different-because-noone-coordinated differences between distributions that just waste time for everyone.

It's like we had 40 years to collect dust bunnies and now finally someone comes along with the big vacuum cleaner. I expect that in a couple of years, my base system will boot much faster, consume less resources, support more dynamic features, be less confusing and overall more friendly.

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