Initng speeds up Linux boot times / provides service resilancy


One feature I really liked in Solaris 10 was SMF.  It provides a framework using services manifests on the system to automatically respawn services should they die off.  It handles dependencies, restarts, and a single unified command set to configure the system using svcs, svccfg, and svcadm.

Linux looks like they’ve started to integrate some of these features with a modified Init daemon that not only restarts defined services, but improves boot time.  I’m going to be checking Initng out and will post with some further findings.

This article was posted by Matty on 2009-06-14 10:03:00 -0400 EDT