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posted by janrinok on Tuesday March 18 2014, @09:51PM   Printer-friendly
from the not-everyone-will-be-happy dept.

elias writes:

"A very public and sometimes acrimonious dispute in the Debian ecosystem about upstart versus systemd has been settled in favour of systemd. Some go as far as to brand it a new era after the Linux civil war [Beware popups].

We also had an asksoylentnews question on what the fuzz was all about. But what can upstart contribute to systemd now the war is over, or will it simply be a technology that we remember fondly, but do not see any more in a few years time?"

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  • (Score: 2) by tibman on Wednesday March 19 2014, @07:12PM

    by tibman (134) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday March 19 2014, @07:12PM (#18656)

    It has to do with a service manager that actually knows the state of various services and continuously monitors them. sysvinit doesn't really do this;
    You're looking for rc-status. It shows you each service and its current state. Similar to if you run the service script with status at the end. Like "/etc/init.d/apache2 status".

    Though a bit of a text blob, here is actual output (butchered to fit) from rc-status where i've manually killed mysql. Mysql is reported as "crashed". This is a good cli representation of my current running services and their state.

    Runlevel: default
    sshd [ started ]
    dhcpcd [ started ]
    net.eth0 [ started ]
    netmount [ started ]
    ntpd [ started ]
    vixie-cron [ started ]
    local [ started ]
    Dynamic Runlevel: hotplugged
    Dynamic Runlevel: needed
    Dynamic Runlevel: manual
    mysql [ crashed ]
    apache2 [ started ]

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