Re: On init in Debian
Bernd Zeimetz <email@example.com> writes:
> On 03/17/2012 08:20 PM, Marco d'Itri wrote:
>> On Mar 17, Thomas Goirand <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>> Have you noticed that both myself and Phil Hands took the decision to
>>> write a sysv init lib, to avoid code duplication? That alone is a good
>>> thing, no?
>> It's not, because the goal should be to deprecate init scripts like
>> other distributions did.
> No. The goal should be to have something which is easy to debug.
I don't agree. I'm happy to trade frequency of problems for more
difficult debugging in the rare cases that problems still happen. In
other words, provided that a new solution exposed a much smaller surface
that *could* be buggy, I'm happy for debugging problems still remaining to
be somewhat more difficult.
> Shell scripts are easy to debug, even via a serial console.
I also don't agree with this, for what it's worth.
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>