[colug-432] systemd dislike

Phil Harris philtech at gmail.com
Mon Mar 7 09:26:57 EST 2016

I'm of two minds with systemd, which I'm becoming mopre familiar with as I
work more with RHEL/Centos 7

On the one hand, it does allow for system startups in usually <5 seconds.
And systemctl both maps to service (after allowing for the annoying
reversal of action and service name) and absorbd chkconfig, which was
always a bit clunky to me.

OTOH, adding a service to systemd or analyzing an existing service is a
pain.  Systemd configs are nowhere near as simple as good old init
scripts.  Plus, systemd puts tendrils out into odd places, like changing
hostnames (hostnamectl) and even changing timezones.

Then there is the matter of simple runlevels abolished in favor of complex

systemd on the whole is a bit over-engineered, with needless complexity
without all that much in the way of benefit in return.

Just my $.02.


On Mon, Mar 7, 2016 at 9:19 AM, Jim Wildman <jim at rossberry.com> wrote:

> On Mon, 7 Mar 2016, Rick Troth wrote:
> >
> >> I mostly use GNU/Linux as a hobby.
> >
> > Don't we all?
> My wife complains that she can't tell when I'm working vs playing.
> Exactly...
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