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Bug#810586: ITP: dumb-init -- minimal init system for Linux containers

On Jan 10, ChangZhuo Chen <czchen@debian.org> wrote:

>  dumb-init is a simple process supervisor and init system designed to run
>  as PID 1 inside minimal container environments (such as Docker). It is a
>  deployed as a small, statically-linked binary written in C.
While I can see how distributing statically-linked binaries fits in the 
sad culture of ignorance that programmers improvising themselves 
sysadmins have developed over the last few years (AKA "devops"), I do 
not think that it would be appropriate for Debian (euphemism, see Policy 
10.1): the program should be linked with glibc as usual.

>  However, omitting an init system often leads to incorrect handling of
>  processes and signals, and can result in problems such as containers
>  which can't be gracefully stopped, or leaking containers which should
>  have been destroyed.
Yes, not having an init process is stupid... (See above. :-) )


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