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Re: On init in Debian

On Fri, 23 Mar 2012, Samuel Thibault <sthibault@debian.org> wrote:
> A few people that would have to be expert in all the areas that systemd
> implements?  There are a lot of knobs in the Debian sysv initscripts,
> which are there for a reason that has been determined by experts of
> the corresponding area during the past couple of decades. And now we'd
> replace that with just one software which hasn't been contributed to by
> all the experts that know what knobs are needed? For me, the advertised
> array of features of systemd (that sysvinit has always left others do)
> is daunting, not advertising.

You are assuming that all the knobs in init scripts are there deliberately and 
written correctly.  I think it's more reasonable to assume that init scripts 
have evolved over time, often as part of a learning process by the developers.  
Lots of strange stuff that you will find in init scripts is obviously not 
something that a developer would do if they knew what they were doing.

Also I think that a large problem with init scripts is that there are too many 

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