[arch-general] When will Arch switch to Systemd

Tom Gundersen teg at jklm.no
Thu Jan 20 14:53:26 EST 2011

On Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 6:45 PM, C Anthony Risinger <anthony at extof.me> wrote:
> ) rc.conf either needs to go, or we find a way to update systemd when
> it changes...

Thanks for the summary! I'd like to comment on this one. At the moment
we aim to support rc.conf to the extent it makes sense. If/when
rc.conf changes, we will update the support as well, this turns out to
be quite easy.

The recommendation is, however, to use the distribution independent
configuration files ("follow upstream" ;-)).

For me, the main two PROS of systemd are

1) It reduces the maintenance burden for the Arch developers to almost zero.
2) Once in widespread use it will receive lots more testing than our
initscripts ever would, so would in the long run be more stable.

One comment:

> ) handling of complexities like RAID and LVM consistently? (verify?)

This is not yet finished. So far encrypted volumes are handled well,
but RAID and LVM are still handled in the same way as in the Arch
initscripts. The aim is however to make this all work nicely so that
RAID/LVM/encrypted volumes are mounted on demand and you can have any
combination of encrypted on top of LVM on top of RAID on top of LVM,
etc, etc.



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