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Linux greybeards release beta of systemd-free Debian fork

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Re: Also systemd is the svchost.exe for Linux

>If one non-critical functions fails, it should not mean that the entire system becomes unusable as it has been on Windows where svchost.exe is used to run almost any arbitrary process and each of those svchost.exe processes can "host" several sub-functionalities. (ie - Grouping multiple services into a single process conserves computing resources However, if one of the services causes an unhandled exception, the entire process may crash.)

And this is the crux of his argument (though I admit spelled out implicitly). PID 1 is special (it can't fail or your system shits itself) and should being doing as little as possible not as much as is possible. The following link shows what can go wrong with having a kitchen sink PID 1 -

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