[svlug] Inits (was: On the process of picking up systemd)

Steve Litt slitt at troubleshooters.com
Sat Jan 3 23:11:36 PST 2015

On Sat, 3 Jan 2015 17:27:42 -0800
Rick Moen <rick at svlug.org> wrote:

> One of the interesting paths forward is an event-driven init of sane
> design, that does its work _without_ needing to be PID 1, and can be
> adapted to manage cgroups if that is desired:  OpenRC.  Jake Edge's
> article for LWN.net about Debian's ongoing adaptation of OpenRC is
> very insightfu: https://lwn.net/Articles/512719/

And, if OpenRC's inability to respawn presents a problem, it's easy to
have OpenRC start daemontools or daemontools-encore to run daemons you
want to be managed and re-spawned. I've actually done this, although I
didn't get it exactly right and my implementation created problems on


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