[arch-general] [Bulk] Re: RFC: OpenRC as init system for Arch

Kevin Chadwick ma1l1ists at yahoo.co.uk
Sat Apr 28 13:58:01 EDT 2012

On Fri, 27 Apr 2012 19:08:34 +0200
Jan Steffens wrote:

> > We are going to sacrifice, simplicity, amount of code to look for bugs
> > and most importantly, ease of troubleshooting. One of the beauties of
> > Unix is the error information. Aren't they all going to be mixed
> > together on systemd. Imagine if all drivers loaded at once. Ughh Would
> > many resort to Windows style trial and error more often.  
> One of the features of systemd is the large amount of metadata the
> journal colllects. This allows filtering on the message source, for
> example. Right now that's just the process (and service) that
> generated them, but with the coming udev integration and kernel
> logging improvements, you will also be able to view kernel messages by
> device or module.

Hmmm, interesting, but if it just hangs without a panic then there may
be no kernel message and working out what it was doing by looking at
what it had just done before it hung, would be extremely difficult,
wouldn't it?

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