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Re: RFC: OpenRC as Init System for Debian

On 26/04/2012 03:05, Svante Signell wrote:
> On Wed, 2012-04-25 at 19:49 +0200, Marco d'Itri wrote:
>> On Apr 25, Patrick Lauer <patrick@gentoo.org> wrote:
> ...
>>> I'd like to ask you to evaluate OpenRC as candidate to replace the "old"
>>> have-always-been-there sysvinit/insserv init scripts in Debian.
>> What we need is an event-driven init system, anything else will just
>> make us waste more time.
> And the _technical_ motivation for that is?? Please give a link or explain!
>>> What we offer you is a modern, slim, userfriendly init system with
>> Sorry, no. upstart, systemd or the Apple thing are modern init systems,
>> this one is not
>> But I agree that it would have been nice 5 years ago.
> See above!

I think Arto Jantunen explained it pretty well earlier in this thread:
> Reliability in the case of modern kernels and modern hardware means
> event based, not static. The hardware in a modern computer comes and
> goes as it pleases (usb devices being the worst example, but scanning
> for pci or sata busses and loading drivers isn't exactly instant in all
> cases either), and the kernel has little choice in the matter. It can
> either sleep until "everything is surely detected by now" before passing
> control to userspace, or pass control and the problem along (by
> providing event notification when the device set changes). The kernel
> made its choice about this years ago, and we have been living on
> borrowed time and kludges since then.

Kind regards,
Loong Jin

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