Ubuntu's Init Replacement Plans

Henrique de Moraes Holschuh hmh at debian.org
Fri Aug 4 15:00:45 UTC 2006

On Fri, 04 Aug 2006, Miriam Ruiz wrote:
> Summary: "Replace the init daemon from the sysvinit package with a modern
> event-based system that is better able to guarantee a robust boot process and
> deal with the events from the modern kernel and removable hardware."

Looks like a Marco d'Itri dream :-)  (Debian's udev maintainer).  I sure
hope they have someone with very level shoulders taking care of that, a
fully-assynchronous userspace is difficult to get right, and if you don't
place a lot of constrains in it to make sure it cannot have circular deps
and other nasty issues, you will have a maintenance nightmare in your hands.

But if it is done right, it will be a very large, and important, step

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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