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

On Fri, May  7, 2010 at 15:47:39 +0200, Steve Langasek wrote:

> 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
Thanks for the explanation, Steve.

Since 1 and 2 aren't happening, I think we should consider going with
the third option.  That's assuming there's still time to move to upstart
before the squeeze freeze; if there isn't, that means we should have
decided to drop kfreebsd earlier.


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