Re: [dev] a suckless init system?

From: David Tweed <>
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2012 14:39:43 +0100

Well, yes-and-no. The end user (who in the case of many linux desktops
and laptops is also the sys admin) may not be aware of how things are
structured "under the hood", but they can perceive "laptop X spends a
lot of time doing stuff when I turn it on, while laptop Y is usable
almost instantly". The only reason I mentioned it (I otherwise try and
stay out of "religiously" tinted discussions was that there was
discussion about how to do it but no mention of what the important
"externally visible" (if you don't like "end-user") goals should be.

On Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 2:32 PM, Kurt H Maier <> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 12:00:03PM +0100, David Tweed wrote:
>> I'll just note that, regardless of code quality, etc, there's the
>> question of what the end-user usability goals for an init system
>> should be.
> No. An "end user" should not even be aware init exists. The people an
> init system has to impress are systems administrators.

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