Poettering: The Biggest Myths
Posted Feb 1, 2013 11:10 UTC (Fri) by anselm
In reply to: Poettering: The Biggest Myths
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the "unix way" that you are so dismissive of would be to provide a tool to use when starting things, and then that tool could be used by lots of different users, including ones that you don't think of.
It turns out that systemd is quite useful in a HA/load balancing context – it offers a reliable way of starting and stopping services that can be controlled by an external monitoring infrastructure. It is also possible to run instances of systemd that are not PID 1.
If we stipulate that this is not what Lennart and Kay originally had in mind, then systemd is a good example of the »Unix way«, by your definition.
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