[CentOS] OT: systemd Poll - So Long, and Thanks for All the fish.

Wed Apr 19 11:21:36 UTC 2017
James B. Byrne <byrnejb at harte-lyne.ca>

On Mon, April 17, 2017 17:13, Warren Young wrote:

> Also, I’ll remind the list that one of the *prior* times the systemd
> topic came up, I was the one reminding people that most of our jobs
> summarize as “Cope with change.”

At some point 'coping with change' is discovered to consume a
disproportionate amount of resources for the benefits obtained.  In my
sole opinion the Linux community appears to have a
change-for-change-sake fetish. This is entirely appropriate for an
experimental project.  The mistake that I made many years ago was
inferring that Linux was nonetheless suitable for business.

To experimenters a ten year product cycle may seem an eternity. To
many organisations ten years is barely time to work out all the kinks
and adapt internal processes to automated equivalents.  And the
smaller the business the more applicable that statement becomes.

I do not have any strong opinion about systemd as I have virtually no
experience with it.  But the regular infliction of massively
disruptive changes to fundamental software has convinced us that Linux
does not meet our business needs. Systemd and Upstart are not the
cause of that.  They are symptoms of a fundamental difference of focus
between what our firm needs and what the Linux community wants.

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