Linked by dungsaga on Tue 8th Sep 2015 23:31 UTC
General Unix
The subject of process management, supervision and init(8) for Unix-like systems is one plagued by a large degree of ahistoricity and "pop culture" explanations. This leads to a lot of confusion and misunderstanding surrounding feature sets and how one formulates the problems surrounding reliable process management on Unix in general, making it a ripe topic for demagogues of all persuasions.


The purpose of this article is to set the record straight on the history of attempts to create "modern" init systems, where we define "modern" somewhat broadly as anything that tries to improve the classical BSD and System V styles of initialization and service management.

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RE: Pre-SysV?
by IgnitusBoyone on Wed 9th Sep 2015 14:15 UTC in reply to "Pre-SysV?"
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I still boot to framebuffer consoles and then type startx. To me init systems are more about shutting down then starting up. Personally, I'm a fan of the interaction model of OpenRC, but I really hate the scripting model I assume this roughly translates to "I've used OpenRC for a decade and it is the best".

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