Poettering: The Biggest Myths
Posted Jan 31, 2013 22:15 UTC (Thu) by khim
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Actually, on servers the world is still pretty close to static, you may have a thumb drive plugged in to USB once in a while, but that's aobut it.
Nonetheless on servers systemd makes perfect sense, too: hardware remains static, but services come and go regularly. Today it's solved by a horrible hack (KVM and nested virtual machines) but with systemd it should be possible to develop sane solution.
I've chased around runaways processes from various complex daemons enough to say that even if reliable service stopping is the only advantage systemd will bring to servers it'll be enough to justify all problems it brings. And the fact that I can now reliably limit resources consumption per-service is a nice bonus, too.
the vast majority of Linux systems out there are servers (even including Android as Linux systems).
There are 700 million Android systems out there and less then 100 million of servers (including virtual ones). It's not even a contest.
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