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Re: faster boot

On Wed, Oct 15, 2003 at 11:12:26AM +0200, Erich Schubert wrote:
> runit is okay, and it has debian packages already. What i didn't like
> about runit is the "forest" of processes it creates. The output of
> pstree is really fancy. ;-) Minit seems to be able to do most of this
> without using that many processes.
What's wrong with some more processes other than that you don't like it?
The advantage of having separate tools for separate tasks is modularity:
Most of the runit program also are useful for users, e.g. to reliably
control long running processes and log the output, or to provide them
their own personal service management.  The modularity also enables you
to replace single tools with alternative implementations, or complete
different programs.  Furthermore it keeps the process actually running
as process number 1 as small as possible, and allows you to upgrade the
other tools easily without rebooting, or re-execing the init process.

Regards, Gerrit.
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