Arguments against systemd

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== Links ==
* [ EWONTFIX - Broken by design: systemd]
* [ EWONTFIX - systemd has 6 service startup notification types, and they're all wrong]
* [ systemd: The Biggest Fallacies]
* [ systemd: Please, No, Not Like This] <!-- (October 2017) -->
* [ The bad side of systemd: two recent systemd failures]
* [ "...There are several problems with systemd unrelated to code quality..."]
* [ Patrick's playground - systemd propaganda: It's a crap!]
* [ Fast boot?] in-the-wild discussion (workarounding slow OOTB systemd boot) "Performance tuning the boot process"
* [ systemd: Assumptions, Bullying, Consent]
* [ Open letter to the Linux World]
* [ systemd pitfalls] (July 2017)
* [ systemd Or Poettering, Name Your Poison]
* [ Combatting revisionist history]
* [[Local copy of archive]]
* [ Ts’o and Linus And The Impotent Rage Against systemd]
* [ A realization that I recently came to while discussing the whole systemd controversy (by Theodore Ts'o)]
* [ systemd Forward Secure Sealing of System Logs Makes Little Sense]
* [ journald and rsyslog]
* [ What I don't like about journald / Linux Journal]
* [ Why I dislike systemd]
* [ Top 5 systemd troubles - a strategic view for distros]
* [ Lamest Vendor Response 2017 #PwnieAwards goes to Lennart Poettering for systems f*ckups] [ photo]
* [ Structural and semantic deficiencies in the systemd architecture for real-world service management, a technical treatise]
* [ PAPPP's ramblings - Linux Future (how systemd is not like Unix)]
* [ systemd requiring CAP_SYS_ADMIN weakening container safety in coreOS/rkt]
* [ Problems with systemd and Why I like BSD Init (by Randy Westlund)]
* [ Debian Bug #668001 "debootstrap: cant install systemd instead of sysvinit"] (2014 mailing list thread, 100+ msgs)<br>
== Conceptional problems ==
== Conceptional problems ==

Revision as of 20:19, 27 March 2018


Conceptional problems

Debunking the myth of unit files being significantly shorter than scripts used by all other init systems: A side-by-side look at run scripts and service units

Poor design

Scope creep

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Systemd scopecreep chart.png

Scope creep leads to vulnerabilities

Absurd bugs and responses

Breaking promises and immaturity

"After udev is merged into the systemd tree you can still build it for usage outside of systemd systems, and we will support these builds officially. In fact, we will be supporting this for a long time"

"...this will effectively also mean that we will not support non-systemd systems with udev anymore starting at that point. Gentoo folks, this is your wakeup call."

Linux (kernel) coup attempt: "kdbus support is no longer compile-time optional ... We encourage all downstream distributions to begin testing kdbus by adding it to the kernel images in the development distributions, and leaving kdbus support in systemd enabled." comment on this on LKML

"The kdbuswreck"

"kdbus now out-of-tree"

"kdbus dropped in favor of BUS1"

unmet stability promises:

To quote from the systemd stability promise:

"Starting with version 26 (the first version released with Fedora 15) we promise to keep a number of them stable and compatible for the future."

One of their promises is for the export format:

"Entry metadata that is not actually a field is serialized like it was a field, but beginning with two underscores. "

This is not true for version 44 of systemd for example.

Ignorance of fundamental operating system concepts

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