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#1 2021-05-03 17:34:12

andyprough
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s6's Laurent Bercot plans "last piece of full alternative to systemd"

https://skarnet.com/projects/service-manager.html

Very interesting reading, with a big colorful comparison table to show the exact points where systemd fails and where openRC is inadequate, and where s6-rc is currently lacking functionality.

Bercot states his plans on how he can complete the building of s6-rc into a service manager that fulfills all the needs of a distribution, and that it will be the first tool to ever accomplish this feat. Says he needs a year and some funding, and that since s6 is the darling of the docker space, he expects that funding the project will be a huge benefit to some large cloudy companies. It's basically a funding proposal, but with a ton of useful data.

Alpine has come out strongly in favor of getting this project funded, and says their long-term goal is to adopt Bercot's s6-based solution: https://ariadne.space/2021/03/25/lets-b … or-alpine/


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#2 2021-05-07 13:38:31

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Re: s6's Laurent Bercot plans "last piece of full alternative to systemd"

I have tried to get s6 working in Alpine but I failed miserably. I built the init binary and had it running as PID1 but I lost initiative after that. I should probably try again...

There was a discussion about s6 on the /devel mailing lists a while ago:

https://lists.alpinelinux.org/~alpine/d … pit.net%3E


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#3 2021-05-07 20:18:22

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Re: s6's Laurent Bercot plans "last piece of full alternative to systemd"

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

There was a discussion about s6 on the /devel mailing lists a while ago:

https://lists.alpinelinux.org/~alpine/d … pit.net%3E

Looks like Bercot managed to convince Ariadne and others between August 2020 and March 2021.


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