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Re: systemd effectively mandatory now due to GNOME

On Thu, 2013-10-24 at 11:46 +1100, Brian May wrote:
> On 24 October 2013 11:09, Adam Borowski <kilobyte@angband.pl> wrote:
>         * it breaks other users of cgroups.  I have not tested this
>         personally
>         (mostly because of the above point), but if I understand it
>         right, it takes
>         over the whole cgroups system, requiring anything that runs on
>         the same
>         kernel instance to beg it via dbus to perform required
>         actions.
> I have heard this said before, would like to have some official
> confirmation if this is actually the case or not. cgroups are
> currently hierarchical,

Sort of.

> I would have thought this would mean, at least in theory, different
> programs could be responsible for different parts of the hierarchy.

Yes, but there isn't a protocol for delegating that responsibility.

> If it is true, it is the thing we need to be prepared for, and so far
> I haven't seen any official information.
> This might also be relevant
> here: http://www.linux.com/news/featured-blogs/200-libby-clark/733595-all-about-the-linux-kernel-cgroups-redesign

This change is still under discussion.


Ben Hutchings
Teamwork is essential - it allows you to blame someone else.

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