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Re: Parallellizing the boot in Debian Squeeze - ready for wider testing

On Fri, May 07, 2010 at 03:15:25PM +0200, Julien Cristau wrote:
> On Fri, May  7, 2010 at 14:57:08 +0200, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:

> > [Aaron Toponce]
> > > I thought Upstart was on the list for release in Sqeeze. Has this changed?

> > > http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2009/09/msg00003.html

> > It is still on the wishlist, but the needed pieces are not ready, so
> > it seem unlikely to happen this late in the release process.  At the
> > moment, I believe it will happen shortly after Squeeze is released, if
> > the needed pieces are ready by then.

> What are the "needed pieces"?

Upstart doesn't work on any kernels other than Linux.  The original goal was
to have a compat layer to pull upstart jobs into the sysvinit system, which
would both address the hurd/BSD kernel issues and allow a soft transition to
upstart where users could opt to stay with sysvinit, but this compat layer
hasn't materialized.

So upstart by default in squeeze would require one of:

 - a compat layer for non-Linux ports
 - an upstart port to kfreebsd (and ideally hurd)
 - a decision to drop kfreebsd as a release architecture

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