Posted Nov 8, 2012 21:32 UTC (Thu) by man_ls
In reply to: Fast boot
Parent article: LCE: Systemd two years on
That is a good point indeed. But please note that no system is perfect and that edits and adaptations will be inevitable during its usable life. Especially considering that the init system is not alone and it has to interact with a large amount of base software, and that not everyone updates their full OS every time a new version comes out.
For example, I've had to hack on the Linux driver for the fan on my Asus motherboard (it87); nothing serious, just make the C code think that my chip is an it8721 which was the only one that worked. Well, I can tell you that it was much more painful than hacking on an init script to add a new command or adapt it to a different situation. In fact you can add whatever commands you may need, and it is trivial to test your changes.
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