Re: [dev] Announcing sinit - the suckless init

From: Eckehard Berns <>
Date: Thu, 6 Feb 2014 14:46:43 +0100

> As part of experimenting with a toy distro I wanted to get rid of
> busybox's init, so I hacked together sinit[1]. sinit is based on Strake's
> init[2].
> It is currently controlled via a FIFO. It supports only two commands (reboot
> and poweroff).

Why are those included? sinit does nothing but reaping zombies. Using
it to spawn shutdown scripts seems kinda wrong to me. Why not call the
shutdown scripts directly to poweroff or reboot the system?

Eckehard Berns
Received on Thu Feb 06 2014 - 14:46:43 CET

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