Response to “Why systemd?”

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So I read Lennart’s blog post entitled Why systemd?. In it, he makes a number of comparisons between systemd and the two other Linux init systems that are still in widespread use (this being the third init system some distributions have adopted within the last few years). Overall, he makes a good argument that systemd has many nice and exciting features, and I’m sure they are of interest to various people who want their init system to be SYSV on steroids.

These are all things I don’t want built into my init system. To me, there are many good reasons that they have been traditionally handled using simple, easy to edit and modify scripts, and that’s where I personally feel they should belong. In my mind, some don’t even make sense to build directly into the init system itself, such as automounting and the like (that belongs in autofs and friends).

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