[rescue] systemd, WAS: Solaris being discontinued? Rumors flying

Phil Stracchino phils at caerllewys.net
Wed Dec 7 21:24:09 CST 2016

On 12/07/16 09:29, JP Hindin wrote:
> So... what, exactly, is driving the adoption of systemd?

Principally the conception that sysvinit as implemented on Linux is
slow, broken, and needs fixing.  Plus "And daemon auto-restarting would
be nice."  And then ...

...Well, the rest is mission creep.  Total rampant runaway creeping
featuritis.  "Hey, you know, managing this would be easier if we managed
that too.  And that.  And that over there.  And..."

Granted there is merit to some of the arguments about the shortcomings
of sysvinit.  But there are other perfectly good, and FAR less invasive,
existing solutions to those shortcomings - OpenRC, for instance.

  Phil Stracchino
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