OT: proof that Linux is brain damaged

Valeri Galtsev galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu
Fri Sep 4 15:17:53 UTC 2020

On 2020-09-04 09:48, Vlad D. Markov via freebsd-questions wrote:
> On Fri, 4 Sep 2020 07:38:40 -0400
> Aryeh Friedman <aryeh.friedman at gmail.com> wrote:
>> https://hackaday.com/2020/09/03/linux-fu-moving-usr/
>> The above is of course trivial in FreeBSD... make the new partition copy
>> /usr to it, add mount point to in /etc/fstabs and you're done, and mount
>> it... no systemd or other brain damaged components.
>> -- 
>> Aryeh M. Friedman, Lead Developer, http://www.PetiteCloud.org
> Linux is the kernel. Systemd is one of many initialization tools available for Linux based systems. Enough Linux users want it that it is the default in many Linux distributions but it isn't required.
> I enjoy the ease of booting up a Linux kernel using busybox and simple shell scripts to get a small dedicated device going. It can be reminicent of old DOS systems.
> When criticizing systemd, I think the criticism should be directed at the distributions forcing its use. Linux doesn't have much to do with it.

Indeed, Linux [kernel] has little to do with systemd, though is does 
contain the garbage systemd related code in it. And FreeBSD has nothing 
to do with systemd at all, so this probably is not the list for systemd 
rants. I for one am not systemd fan (to use small words), still...


> Vlad

Valeri Galtsev
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