Understanding systemd #1

Contrary to popular belief is not just an init system. Take everything you know about older init systems and throw it out the window, that's what the systemd devs did anyway.

Init is one part of systemd but it also does things like process management, application resource management, cgroup implementations, containerization, networking, device management, etc.

I personally call it a full management layer.

@ozoned while systemd does many things well, it doesn't do only one thing and that one thing well. UNIX philosophy. But yeah, you're right.

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