Re: [announce] s6-rc: a s6-based service manager for Unix systems

From: Laurent Bercot <>
Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2015 19:40:53 +0200

On 29/09/2015 19:06, Colin Booth wrote:
> Again, the goal (implied, but unstated) here isn't "test to see if s6-rc
> works for end-to-end system management" (it definitely does), the goal is
> "see how much work/pain in the ass it is to convert a typical end-user
> system* to s6-rc." Hence all the hand-wringing about trying to stick close
> to a stock Debian and not wanting to modify init scripts. And yes, one
> could argue that by doing an init swap it already is pretty different from
> stock, but that's beside the point.

  Ah, OK, I understand.
  I'd argue that you can convert more or less painlessly by making all your
services oneshots that call the appropriate init.d/foo scripts and
forgetting about supervision entirely. As soon as you try digging into
stuff and actually taking advantage of the supervision tree, it becomes
work that needs brain involvement, I'm afraid.

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