Re: [dev] a suckless init system?

From: Kurt H Maier <>
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2012 10:19:52 -0400

On Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 02:39:43PM +0100, David Tweed wrote:
> 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.

For init systems, speed is a natural consequence of correct design.
Only an incompetent would have to explicitly list it as a design goal.
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