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Re: Survey answers part 3: systemd is not portable and what this means for our ports

On 07/15/2013 07:11 PM, Steve Langasek wrote:
Not sure where this idea comes from.  upstart has never supported non-Linux
kernels; we're open to it being ported to other kernels, but prctl is a
minor detail for kernel compatibility compared with other, more significant
features that upstart relies on.

I am pretty sure you wrote it yourself in [1]:

"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)."



> [1] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FoundationsTeam/Specs/RaringUpstartUserSessions#Disadvantages

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