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Comment: Re:My opinion on the matter. (Score 1) 761

by gweihir (#47761657) Attached to: Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

Systemd is a closed thing (unless you want to recompile to customize) that does way too much and that is one of its primary problems. Only morons and novices want a tool to do "more". SysV init, on the other hand, is primarily based on scripts, which means all you need even for deep customization is a text editor.

If you cannot see the the problem that systemd has, then you really are completely clueless. Go to windows, there you cannot customize anything with ease and it does everything for you (badly).

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mpicpp (3454017) writes with this excerpt from Ars Technica about Comcast's data caps that aren't data caps:Customers must pay more if they exceed limits — but it's not a cap, Comcast says. For the past couple of years, Comcast has been trying to convince journalists and the general public that it doesn't impose any "data caps" on its Internet service. ... That's despite the fact that Comcast in some cities enforces limits on the amount of data customers can use and issues financial penalties for using more than the allotment. Comcast has said this type of billing will probably roll out to its entire national footprint within five years, perhaps alongside a pricier option to buy unlimited data. ... Comcast's then-new approach was touted to "effectively offer unlimited usage of our services because customers will have the ability to buy as much data as they want."

Comment: Re:My opinion on the matter. (Score 1) 761

by gweihir (#47756181) Attached to: Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

I don't agree on the commandline example. Having it in a library that then everybody must use has its own disadvantages. I do agree on the quality level of systemd. Replacing something that works reasonably well with something utterly broken for some slight advantages in some specific situations is utter insanity.

Comment: Re:My opinion on the matter. (Score 1) 761

by gweihir (#47756137) Attached to: Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

a) Stop regurgitating the propaganda. Systemd is a Poettering/Sivers project.
b) So you think the more developers, the better? Have you any clue about software engineering? Apparently not.
c) The boot system is not the "core" of a distro. That role belongs to the kernel. But thanks for confirming what I suspect the systemd team wants.
d) There is no need to do much work on the alternatives, as they work well, unlike systemd.
f) You are rather obviously full of shit.

Comment: Re:My opinion on the matter. (Score 1) 761

by gweihir (#47756081) Attached to: Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

The problem is that you have two failure modes here:

1. Waiting for BIND to actually go down is intentional, even if it takes forever
2. You want to kill -9 it even if it has not shut down cleanly

You get to decide. With traditional SYSV-init, it is pretty easy to do. With systemd, they either anticipated it or you are screwed. But _you_ have to make that choice and there will be a reason for the default behavior. Of you think it is not good, submit a bug report. Wishing for magical computers that somehow know what you want is not the answer, though often practiced.

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