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Posted Nov 15, 2012 14:47 UTC (Thu) by khim (subscriber, #9252)
inittab worked as intended couple of decades ago. But when daemons started spawning processes left-and-right and started depend on other processes it become useless.
You can view systemd group-using core as "inittab done right".
Posted Nov 15, 2012 15:34 UTC (Thu) by raven667 (subscriber, #5198)
Posted Nov 15, 2012 22:04 UTC (Thu) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
why does device enumeration belong as part of init (udev)?
why does logging belong as part of init (the journal)?
Posted Nov 15, 2012 22:44 UTC (Thu) by raven667 (subscriber, #5198)
It isn't part of PID 1 but hardware initialization is a dependency for services being started. The service manager ends up needing to know about hardware state for dependency purposes and therefore shares a lot of infrastructure with udev which is why they are distributed together now.
> why does logging belong as part of init (the journal)?
This is also not part of PID 1 . Whether system logging should be tackled as part of the systemd project is debatable. It is still an optional component though and might solve some real problems.
Posted Nov 15, 2012 22:50 UTC (Thu) by raven667 (subscriber, #5198)
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