Opinions on SMF

John Marino dragonflybsd at marino.st
Mon Sep 9 10:08:42 PDT 2013

On 9/9/2013 18:40, joris dedieu wrote:
>> - controlled shutdown
>> - restart
>> - dependancy map
>> - parallelism
>> could easily be tacked on to rcng with a bit of ingenuity, and probably by using
>> simple shell conventions or minor tweaks to 'rcorder'/'rc.subr', etc. rather
>> than strict / annoying / static verification, and without destryoing the
>> simplicity and elegance of rcng either for the common case
> I agree.

I think Chris's statement a silly thing to say.  Have your heard the
phrase, "If my aunt had a package, she'd be my uncle" ?

rcng doesn't have these things.  Until it does, it's not in the same
conversation.  Saying it would be equal if it had these things means

What's a monster?  Something built as a cohesive synergist service, so
something patched together over decades similar to Frankenstein?  (I'd
also like to know how SMF = monster.  no need to justify launchd as most
linux distros don't even like it from what I can tell.)


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