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From: Roger Leigh <rleigh <at> codelibre.net>
Subject: Re: Bug#684396: ITP: openrc -- alternative boot mechanism that manages the services, startup and shutdown of a host
Newsgroups: gmane.linux.debian.devel.general
Date: Thursday 9th August 2012 23:16:31 UTC (over 5 years ago)
On Fri, Aug 10, 2012 at 12:50:43AM +0200, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> Le jeudi 09 août 2012 à 23:53 +0200, Carlos Alberto Lopez Perez a
> écrit : 
> > What about Debian kFreeBSD and Hurd? AFAIK systemd needs a linux kernel
to work.
> 
> Please explain again why we should cripple the Linux port for the sake
> of toy ports?

I'm not sure that this is true.

OpenRC can (on Linux) use cgroups and hence do some of the more
advanced stuff that systemd does.  Yet it still runs on other
platforms.  This is in part due to the fact that OpenRC is
written to be portable, while the systemd developers have an
asoundingly bad attitude with respect to this.  It would be
perfectly possible for systemd to support other platforms if
they really wanted to; it probably wouldn't even be that hard.


Roger

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