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Re: Init : someone could comment this ?

Lennart Poettering wrote:
On Mon, 07.01.08 17:05, Enrico Scholz (enrico scholz informatik tu-chemnitz de) wrote:

I can not remember how long there are discussions about replacing
RH's initsystem (perhaps 5-6 years), and nothing happened.  Other
distributions implemented more (upstart, syslog-ng) or less (suse,
Is syslog-ng really an init system
uups, I meant 'initng'.

Everytime I hear someone mentioning initng I get a headache.

They got almost everything wrong you can get wrong in an init
system. The kept the worst things from SysV (such as numerical
"runlevels"), and added the worst things they could find in other
people's software. Like the braindeadness to make everything a shared
object, including stuff like executing chdir(). Can you believe that?
They have a "plugin" to change a directory which consists of 100 lines
or code or so. Unbelievable...


This is all very useful.

I am proposing a session at FUDcon to explore the options, and to definitively pick a solution. Hopefully the following day's hackfest will see direct effort toward implementing a solution.

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