Re: Canonical pushes upstart into user session - systemd developer complains
On Sat, Nov 24, 2012 at 08:17:35PM +0100, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 24, 2012 at 07:20:02PM +0100, Carlos Alberto Lopez Perez wrote:
> > https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FoundationsTeam/Specs/RaringUpstartUserSessions
> This is actually going to be very interesting to see if they are able
> to extend upstart in such a way that they can use it for session
> management similar to systemd-loginctl.
While reading a bit on it, I found this passage:
> By making use of a Linux-specific prctl(2) call, we effectively tie
> Upstart to systems running with a Linux kernel. This is a major
> restriction, but porting to other systems is already complicated by
> the fact that even the BSDs do not provide a full POSIX environment
> (missing "waitid(2)" for example).
So it's not just systemd which runs into the situation that at some
point they have to drop support for non-Linux kernels because they
need a Linux-specific feature, in this case prctl.
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