Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 30th Apr 2010 18:41 UTC, submitted by diegocg
Linux Via LWN: "Lennart Poettering has put up a lengthy post describing the 'systemd' project, which is creating a new init system. The whole thing is an interesting discussion of how system initialization should work. Upstart maintainer Scott James Remnant has posted a response to the announcement."
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Comment by defdog99
by defdog99 on Mon 3rd May 2010 13:42 UTC
defdog99
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2006-09-06

Please make sure people can hand edit /etc/inittab!!
Not the stuff AIX makes you do with chitab/mkitab commands. Accidently editing /etc/inittab with vi on some AIX boxes forces you to reboot (at least thats what my admins say the solution is) because the OS and the inittab get out of sync. Yuck.

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RE: Comment by defdog99
by siride on Mon 3rd May 2010 14:06 in reply to "Comment by defdog99"
siride Member since:
2006-01-02

Who uses inittab anymore and why? Every sysvinit-based Linux system I've used uses more advanced mechanisms than inittab to handle services (Gentoo's OpenRC system I find to be particularly nice). inittab is to be left alone and good riddance, I say.

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