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From: "Laurent Bercot" <>
To: "Casper Ti. Vector" <>,
Subject: Re: Some suggestions on old-fashioned usage with s6 2.10.x
Date: Fri, 29 Jan 2021 09:57:43 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <em0eaf36f0-e37d-448c-bee8-614db196c092@elzian> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <YBN7zfp/MmbcHOCF@caspervector>

>Currently I do not understand the `s6-linux-init-shutdown(d)' way
>well, so the old-fashioned way is retained at least for now, given its
>simplicity in implementation and seemingly better flexibility.  Frankly
>it is my intuition that the new way costs more than the old way, but
>does not provide that much in return.  (Feel free to prove me wrong.)

  It may cost more *to you*, but there is real and significant value
in following existing interfaces that people are familiar with. Being
able to just use "reboot" instead of the, uh, slightly less intuitive
"s6-svscanctl -6 /run/service" to reboot your machine, is one fewer
obstacle on the way to mainstream s6 adoption.

  Additionally, and maybe more to your liking, there are also technical
benefits to never killing s6-svscan. Being able to assume that a
supervision tree will be operational at all times, including during
shutdown (and even in stage 4!), is really comfortable, it cuts down
on a lot of specialcasing, it makes shutdown procedures recoverable,
integration into various configurations easier (I'm thinking
containers with or without a catch-all logger, for instance), and
all-in-all has just less of a "screwdriver and duct tape" feel than
a bunch of execline (or rc ;)) scripts.


  parent reply	other threads:[~2021-01-29  9:57 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 24+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-01-28 10:08 Casper Ti. Vector
2021-01-28 11:09 ` Casper Ti. Vector
2021-01-28 14:05   ` Casper Ti. Vector
2021-01-29  1:41 ` Guillermo
2021-01-29  3:06   ` Casper Ti. Vector
2021-01-29 17:27     ` Guillermo
2021-01-29 17:39       ` Guillermo
     [not found]   ` <YBN7zfp/MmbcHOCF@caspervector>
2021-01-29  9:57     ` Laurent Bercot [this message]
2021-01-29 14:33       ` Casper Ti. Vector
     [not found]       ` <YBQcwHN1L/N2dedx@caspervector>
2021-01-29 15:48         ` Laurent Bercot
2021-01-31  7:49           ` stage2 as a service [was: Some suggestions on old-fashioned usage with s6 2.10.x] s.karrmann
2021-01-31 10:25             ` Laurent Bercot
2021-01-31 20:51               ` stage2 as a service Stefan Karrmann
2021-02-01 10:35                 ` Laurent Bercot
2021-02-15  8:36           ` Some suggestions on old-fashioned usage with s6 2.10.x Casper Ti. Vector
     [not found]           ` <YCoykUYGXVt+BAT9@caspervector>
     [not found]             ` <em949fd937-c7bc-43db-9b49-3cc235b8f2ad@elzian>
2021-02-16  8:53               ` Casper Ti. Vector
     [not found] <YBKNJEuGeYag91Q1@caspervector>
2021-01-28 17:21 ` Laurent Bercot
2021-01-28 19:08   ` Roy Lanek
2021-01-28 19:55   ` Casper Ti. Vector
     [not found]   ` <YBMWuUCUTVjUNinQ@caspervector>
2021-01-29  0:07     ` Laurent Bercot
2021-01-29  2:44       ` Casper Ti. Vector
     [not found]       ` <YBN2p2UkIiP8lMQy@caspervector>
2021-01-29  9:36         ` Laurent Bercot
2021-02-15 14:58 Laurent Bercot
2021-02-15 14:59 ` Laurent Bercot

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