Re: runit patches to fix compiler warnings on RHEL 7

From: Dewayne Geraghty <>
Date: Sat, 30 Nov 2019 08:46:28 +1100


I'm also a virgin to process/service management software, learning
s6-rc, s6, execlineb is not for the faint-hearted nor the time-poor.
Getting a handle on the concepts, and the naming conventions - its
really hard work.

Execline enforces a discipline, a rigor demanding anticipatory planning
(to get right). I ran some performance tests and execlineb is
marginally better. So why persist? Largely because an execline script
is immediately obvious and explicit. Seriously, at a glance you know
what the script will achieve. Could I write a sh script to do the same
task? Yes, and probably do it a lot quicker. But. I would loose the
elegance and readability - where sh has an equivalence with assembler,
execline is akin to BASIC, it makes you think differently :)

I'm developing solutions for PROTECTED level security (its an Australian
Govt thing), and skarnet's service management provides assurance, and
s6-log provides near-certainty of logging completeness. I'm very happy
with the toolset, worth the time investment.
Received on Fri Nov 29 2019 - 21:46:28 UTC

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