You're welcome in advance for the wonderfully extreme things everyone will now say.
Quick! Everyone say something extreme for this week's LWN Quote of the Week!
Systemd is great actually. It reminded me of my love for hardware debuggers, which are my preferred means of debugging Linux init problems these days. As the software stack gets more and more complex, it gets harder to understand how it fits together. But nothing can hide from my hardware debugger, properly configured with cunning gdb macros to retrieve userspace data directly from examining the kernel's data structures. Linus may dislike debuggers, but I think they're really the best solution in this case.
Sigh. I came in here hoping to solve my QOTW problem (kernel folks have been boring again this week), but came away disappointed. That's all the better you folks can do? Maybe I'll just have to pick something random from the 167-patch 3.2 stable review series...
I believe that we should move systemd and set to Ring 1. This will be the first step in implementing Unix the way it should have been.. Multics. When the OS boots up it should have Lennart saying "My name is Lennart, and I pronounce Loltics, Loltics". I think if we are clearer on this goal most of the feuding over init daemons can be done away. [Next up world peace... in 3 daemons and a bash script.]
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