Idea for FreeBSD

Alexander Leidinger Alexander at
Wed Aug 13 11:50:35 UTC 2008

Quoting "Kurt J. Lidl" <lidl at> (from Thu, 7 Aug 2008 16:20:42 -0400):

> On Thu, Aug 07, 2008 at 07:02:30PM +1000, Peter Jeremy wrote:
>> On 2008-Aug-06 19:14:51 -0400, wbentley at wrote:
>> >   In Solaris 10 the Services Management Facility (SMF) was introduced.
>> The main purpose of SMF appears to be to drum up business for Sun's
>> training courses by radically changing Sol10 Administration for little
>> benefit.
> The main purpose of SMF was to make it possible to programmatically
> control the system and deal with the myriad of different types of
> faults from the gazillion different things that people want to run
> on machines.  It's complex because it has to deal with the real
> world.

There's also some sort of functionality included, which is comparable  
with daemontools (depending if you enable this in the xml description  
or not). You could say this is included in your "deal with ... faults"  
above, but for people not aware of this it may be nice to know.


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