Arguments against systemd

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* [https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=74589 Unchecked null pointer dereferencing in PID 1, not considered a serious issue]
 
* [https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=74589 Unchecked null pointer dereferencing in PID 1, not considered a serious issue]
 
* [http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTYwMzg Screen locking issues (including a security issue) with gnome-shell that remained unfixed for over a year]
 
* [http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTYwMzg Screen locking issues (including a security issue) with gnome-shell that remained unfixed for over a year]
* [http://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=14/12/21/1343258 PID 1 segfaulting on upgrade; journalctl usability issue]
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* [http://utcc.utoronto.ca/~cks/space/blog/linux/SystemdCrashAndMore PID 1 segfaulting on upgrade; journalctl usability issue]; [http://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=14/12/21/1343258 another page about this]
 
* [https://lists.debian.org/debian-user/2015/02/msg00010.html "Tried to boot my laptop from a cafe..."]
 
* [https://lists.debian.org/debian-user/2015/02/msg00010.html "Tried to boot my laptop from a cafe..."]
 
* [http://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=14/12/21/0145243 Systemd Prevents the Skipping of fsck while Booting]
 
* [http://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=14/12/21/0145243 Systemd Prevents the Skipping of fsck while Booting]

Revision as of 22:31, 11 March 2015

Contents

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."

Scope creep

Bugs

With the scope creep come new vulnerabilities

Evil by design

Myths

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

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