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Re: [draft] Draft text on Init Systems GR

On 11/17/19 9:00 PM, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Joshua Hudson <joshudson@gmail.com> writes:
>> The debate on systemd often turns into systemd vs. sysvinit because
>> sysvinit is the working alternative right now. Unfortunately, this is a
>> poor way to frame the debate. The reality is sytemd unit files are a
>> really good idea, but systemd's hardware detection leaves much to be
>> desired.
>> You're going to get stuck with a lot of debates and really stupid
>> support issues if you try to force systemd, because the hardware
>> detection frequently outsmarts itself.
> systemd has been the default init system in Debian for two releases now.
> I think that water went under the bridge a long time ago, and we're
> already getting whatever support issues we were going to get.
> Support issues are primarily driven by the default init system, and we're
> not reconsidering that in this discussion.
> Also, there currently is no alternative init system that supports systemd
> units that I know of.  The supported init systems in Debian right now are
> systemd, sysvinit, runit, and OpenRC.  I think we should focus on making
> sure any decisions make sense for them, or deciding that we're not willing
> to continue to support them.  That means focusing on init script support.

Or getting rid of sysv-rc in the favor of OpenRC.


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