Re: is there a rationale for YP using sysvinit as default init manager?

Paul Eggleton

On Friday, 22 November 2019 9:40:35 AM NZDT Richard Purdie wrote:
On Thu, 2019-11-21 at 14:02 -0500, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
don't get me wrong, i have no problem with that, but a colleague
asked me what the reason was for using sysvinit as the *default*. i
hemmed and hawed and suggested it was for simplicity and reliability,
and that a lot of embedded systems didn't need the flashy features of
systemd, and so on.

is there any short answer to give to that question?
The project existed before systemd and we haven't changed the default.

We can change the default, it just means someone going through and
fixing the build failures it generates and rewriting all the test
metadata to invert poky and poky-altcfg. Personally I've got other
things I'd prefer to do...
Kai was working on changing this in the last cycle but AFAICT not all issues
were able to be resolved in time. Kai, do you have a status update?



Paul Eggleton
Intel System Software Products

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