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In days of yore

In days of yore I helped develop the initial version of OS/360. systemd

corresponds to the portion of OS/360 known as the Master Scheduler. All of the

rest of OS/360 had to conform to the specs laid down by the Master Scheduler

just as systemd tries to force the rest of GNU/Linux to conform to the systemd

specs. The difference is that the Master Scheduler was designed before the rest

of OS/360 and systemd is an add-on afterthought. That is why systemd is such a

design mess and why the systemd designers rail at the stupidity of

other GNU/Linux designers for not anticipating the systemd specs 10 years ago.

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Steve Stites

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