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From: Grant Edwards <grant.b.edwards@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Re: udev blocks systemd etc
Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2013 04:29:44
Message-Id: kj0gu8$nhb$
1 On 2013-03-27, Michael Mol <mikemol@×××××.com> wrote:
3 > The case for systemd is twofold:
4 >
5 > 1) Boot-to-desktop session management by one tool.
7 Ah, the old "universal generic tool" approach. I've seen a lot of
8 money and time poured into black-hole projects with names containing
9 words like universal and generic, so I don't really like the sound of
10 that. [Is that the right response for somebody who started using V7
11 Unix on a PDP11?]
13 > (The same thing that launches your cron daemon is what launches
14 > your favorite apps when you log in.)
16 The only app that runs when I log in is bash. Then I usually start
17 XFCE from the command line -- but not always.
19 > 2) Reduce the amount of CPU and RAM consumed when you're talking
20 > about booting tens of thousands of instances simultaneously across
21 > your entire infrastructure, or when your server instance might be
22 > spun up and down six times over the course of a single day.
24 It sounds like systemd really isn't intended for the likes of me.
26 >> Are there people who reboot their machines every few minutes and
27 >> therefore need to shave a few seconds off their boot time?
28 >
29 > On-demand server contexts, yes.
31 Thanks for the explanation -- I never would have guessed that's how
32 the whole cloud thing worked.
34 --
35 Grant


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Re: [gentoo-user] Re: udev blocks systemd etc Michael Mol <mikemol@×××××.com>