Remarks about the benchmark
Posted Dec 3, 2012 16:44 UTC (Mon) by JanC_
In reply to: Remarks about the benchmark
Parent article: Langasek: Upstart in Debian
Debian should pick a single init system, and it's obviously systemd given its technical superiority over all its contenders. kFreeBSD must obviously use sysvinit, as neither systemd nor upstart run on the FreeBSD kernel, but it should be used only on kFreeBSD. That way, eventual sysvinit breakage will be confined to users of that OS.
Considering that kFreeBSD is a first class member of the Debian family, and they use the same source packages as linux, it should be obvious that there is only one way to do that: support (at least) two init systems in Debian. And if they would have to choose one and only one init system, then systemd would not be an option at all.
Another good reason to support multiple init systems might be that it allows competition, which in turn fosters innovation (why would you keep innovating something if you can sit on your lazy ass or do something else instead?).
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