[lfs-dev] LFS 7.6: sysvinit vs systemd - Re: BLFS vs BLFS systemd?

Richard Melville richard.melville69 at googlemail.com
Wed Sep 10 05:49:41 PDT 2014


On 10 September 2014 13:28, Emanuele Rusconi <emarsk at gmail.com> wrote:

> Armin K. wrote:
> > Now, every time I see systemd threads, I see these 3 mentioned:
> >
> > "There's no big difference in boot time when using systemd and sysvinit"
>
> That's because there's always someone who claims that "a properly
> configured systemd can accelerate the startup massively which is of
> great advantage on notebooks".
> What we stated here is simply that BOTH of these claims are false.
> So, yes, I agree with you: "the boot time is irrelevant".
>
>
> The point here is twofold:
>
> 1. Is systemd good for LFS?
>
> Think what you want. The choice is there anyway. Problem solved.
> When runit for LFS will be "ready" the problem will be even more solved.
>

To be pedantic: "solved" is binary. A problem can't be "even more solved";
it's either solved or it isn't.


>
> 2. Should the lack of information on the LFS site about the choice be
>    addressed?
>
> This is the point really worth discussing. My suggestion of a link to
> boycottsystemd was obviously sarcastic and clearly marked as such.
> I think that any suggestion of any depth about what to choose or even
> about the differences would be inevitably biased.
> If it was up to me, I'd put just a short notice saying something like
> "The (B)LFS book comes in two flavours depending on the init style: one
> for System V and one for systemd".
>
> -- Emanuele Rusconi
>
>
Richard
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