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You love Systemd – you just don't know it yet, wink Red Hat bods

Duncan Macdonald

Anchovy pasta ?

Yes - for people with fish allergies.

Systemd seems to me to be an attempt at "Embrace, extend, and extinguish" .

With some time any reasonable competent programmer can follow init scripts and find out where any failures in startup are occurring. As init is purely driven by the scripts there are no hidden interactions to cause unexplained failures. The same is NOT true of systemd.

The source of systemd is 15628582 bytes in size - the source of sysvinit is 224531 bytes (less than 2% of the size). (Both sizes from zips of the sources downloaded today - does not include config files makefiles etc - only the contents of the src directory.)

It is of note that the most widely used Linux kernel of all - (the kernel in Android) does NOT use systemd

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