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LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 23, 2013
An "enum" for Python 3
An unexpected perf feature
LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 16, 2013
A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
I was at this point going to make a snide comment about sysvinit's documentation, but it's actually also gotten a lot better since I last read it (currently using 2.88 here).
Langasek: Upstart in Debian
Posted Nov 27, 2012 18:23 UTC (Tue) by HelloWorld (guest, #56129)
Posted Nov 27, 2012 22:10 UTC (Tue) by JEFFREY (subscriber, #79095)
Let's assume the only computer at-hand is the one with an init problem and no cell-phones are allowed on-site. If one of the services that will not start is "Network", then suddenly not having Internet access is a reality and the provided documentation becomes suddenly more important.
Also, this lends itself to be a good test of the documentation. When I evaluate software, documentation is also considered. I prefer a package with a few bugs and excellent documentation (excellent documentation might even include a list of known-issues or bugs) over a package with no known flaws but horrible documentation. As a sysadmin, I place great value on being able to trust the documentation, and, based on the documentation, to be able to predict how the software will run under various conditions.
Posted Nov 28, 2012 5:18 UTC (Wed) by sorpigal (subscriber, #36106)
Posted Nov 28, 2012 6:01 UTC (Wed) by set (guest, #4788)
Personally, I recently upgraded a very outdated Arch system, and in the process changed over to systemd. The least of my problems was learning my way around systemd. It didnt seem that alien, compared to the sort of wrappers I am used to on Gentoo. I even tried out the journal logging. For my use case, it seems awkward and slow, but you can just use your old syslog daemon if you want to ignore that. I can see where it could be great for people who need to do automated forensics on logs via scripting and the like, though.
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