Re: runit patches to fix compiler warnings on RHEL 7

From: Laurent Bercot <>
Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2019 19:04:37 +0000

  I am reluctant to bring this up because I am not a neutral third party,
but this is frankly a conversation that needs to be had.

  - This mailing-list accepts all discussions about process supervision
software. It also accepts patches to such software (but rather than cold
sending patches, please engage in a tech discussion first - it doesn't
have to be long.)

  - The original author or runit is still subscribed to this list, and
comes from time to time. However, I'm not aware of an official repo for
runit, and runit's latest official version has been 2.1.2 for many a
  It looks like several distributions have their own version of runit;
they are maintained by the distros themselves.

  - We on the list will gladly help with any question with runit, but to
be honest, I'm not exactly sure what to do with patch upstream requests
for runit. Is anyone processing them and integrating them into a new

  - I host this list. I'm also the author of s6, a supervision software
suite that is very similar to runit in many ways. s6 is actively
maintained and has a public git repo, and we generally have a quick
response time with requests.

  - My opinion is that the most sustainable path forward, for runit
users who need a centrally maintained supervision software suite, is to
just switch to s6 - and it comes with several other benefits as well.

  - But again, I'm not impartial, and alternatives are a good thing.
So no matter what individual decisions are made, it would definitely be
a net positive if the exact state and workflow of runit could be
clarified, and if a real development/maintenance structure was in place.

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