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Re: From the systemd source code

Postby edbarx » 2015-07-23 15:16

tomazzi wrote:Actually I've reported 3 key design bugs to systemd developers. (links can be found on this forums)

One of the key RedHat devs couldn't understand what the hell I was talking about - because He didn't even understand the manpage for kill(2) ... not even funny...
Lennart P. on the other hand, said that he would accept "a patch" which will fix the problem: systemd is not able to catch its own stack overflows (among other things) - but "The patch" would need to rewrite systemd core from scratch.

If I understand well, this post fragment by tomazzi confirms that Lennart Poettering himself was receptive to tomazzi's criticism of systemd.

For me, this is an opinion changer, while I still hold that systemd should be improved. I approve of all the efforts by tomazzi to put things right with systemd.
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Re: From the systemd source code

Postby thanatos_incarnate » 2015-07-23 15:57

Other software not being held up to a higher standard as systemd is no excuse for it to have sloppy programming. But xorg is being audited by several parties (xorg internal or external), it's just too old and too convoluted to be fixed. This is why people rather contribute to wayland. Should systemd become equally as convoluted and unmaintainable, it's hopefully going to be replaced by something better. So, let's fix the bugs while they are still small or, as tomazzi suggests, rewrite it, because it's probably going to be harder to rewrite it 5 years from now.
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Re: From the systemd source code

Postby somebodyelse » 2015-07-23 21:11

^ Do it, man.
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Re: From the systemd source code

Postby millpond » 2015-07-26 21:09

thanatos_incarnate wrote:Other software not being held up to a higher standard as systemd is no excuse for it to have sloppy programming. But xorg is being audited by several parties (xorg internal or external), it's just too old and too convoluted to be fixed. This is why people rather contribute to wayland.


This deserves a topic of its own.
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Re: From the systemd source code

Postby fogpipe » 2015-09-21 06:17

bdtc1 wrote:Scanning comments from the Jessie version of a few random systemd files:



From mount.c:
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                /* FIXME: we need to do something here */



This has me wondering it this explians all the partition mix ups i have dealt with since i installed stretch recently. I have never before had to resort to UUIDs to mount drives.
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