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[Discuss] SysVinit vs. systemd

On Wed, Sep 17, 2014 at 12:33:47PM -0400, Michael Tiernan wrote:
> Okay everyone. All this bitching is fun and at times entertaining but
> it's produced little more than noise.
> For those who agree that systemd is the devil's spawn how do we proceed
> to change things?

For Debian stable releases prior to Jessie, this isn't a
problem. Experimenting with a current Jessie release:

# apt-get install sysv-rc sysvinit-core sysvinit-utils

edit /etc/udev/udev.conf to log at err or higher

# update-initramfs -k all -u

and reboot. You'll come up without systemd. My test VM boots
in 1.33 seconds with systemd, 32.18 with sysvinit, and 1.37s with
sysvinit after the udev change.

Right, now that that's settled:

- if you want to add service supervision on certain things, good
  candidates are runit, daemontools, and supervisord

- if you want to move away from sysvinit but keep the style of
  handling it, openrc isn't bad


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