Bug#727708: Init system resolution open questions
On Fri, Jan 17, 2014 at 12:51:48PM +0000, Ian Jackson wrote:
> Adrian Bunk writes ("Re: Bug#727708: Init system resolution open questions"):
> > (Only as a PM since I am repeating myself.)
> Thanks for your mail. I think it deserves wider consideration.
> > One question you should consider adding:
> > * What switching between init systems has to be supported?
> > Should it be possible for the user to switch from one supported init
> > system to another supported init system at any point (it is OK if that
> > requires a reboot), or is it acceptable if that is not possible in all
> > cases or even not at all?
> It seems obvious to me that if multiple ones are supported that there
> has to be some way to get from using one to using a different one. So
> the question is more one of how difficult it is.
If it is clear for you that this is a requirement, please state it
explicitely for the "multiple init systems supported" option:
* Any supported init system must support switching a running system
from any other supported init system to this init system, as well
as switching a running system from this init system to any other
supported init system. This switch is expected to require a reboot.
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