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Re: RFC: OpenRC as Init System for Debian

On Fri, 2012-04-27 at 16:29 +0200, Svante Signell wrote:
> On Fri, 2012-04-27 at 09:54 +0200, Josselin Mouette wrote:

> > > And why is udev classified as important, what's the use of that on
> > > servers?
> > 
> > Because Linux, in its current architecture, won’t work correctly without
> > it.

To clarify: The text below is written with the assumption that udev is
used, but with init scripts used for boot.

> Apparently it can today ... with init scripts, which _new_ features will
> be brought in for the _boot_ process. udev takes care of the events,
> already today, right? More secure boot, faster boot (coreboot), better
> debugging, simple ways of logging the boot massages, etc? Don't talk
> about plug-and-p{r}ay, that is not interesting for _boot_: Found new
> hardware, eh?
> BTW: When boots is asynchronous, who is sorting the boot messages to be
> readable afterwords, or is this taken care of by the now so famous tools
> systemd and upstart. 
> Yes, next step will to install these packages and do some evaluation
> comparison, nobody has done that yet, or?

It might be so that Linux does not work properly without udev/mdev, what
a pity for people who don't want it.

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