[arch-general] My end-user $0.02 on /etc/rc.conf splitting.

Tom Gundersen teg at jklm.no
Mon Jul 23 11:57:46 EDT 2012

On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 5:35 PM, Kevin Chadwick <ma1l1ists at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> Systemd is
> larger than init, so for embedded it may well quadruple boot time.

What utter bullshit. Please, Kevin, if you are going to throw around
numbers, do some measurements first.

systemd is so far even more successful in embedded environments than
in desktop ones (i.e. embedded people seem to be more eager to ship
it), I doubt that would be the case if it is four times slower to
boot. I'm currently using it on my raspberry pi, without any problems.
I have not done any performance measurements, but there are very good
reasons why initscripts are expected to be slower than systemd (on the
same setup) and it has nothing to do with bash versus C, or the size
of the binaries.

> Is debian switching

That remains to be seen. There are certainly lots of debian people
involved with systemd upstream, and there are people working on
systemd integration in debian.


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