Repeat of my Runit Init Presentation

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Author: Steve Litt via PLUG-discuss
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Subject: Repeat of my Runit Init Presentation
Hi all,

Saturday, 7/17/2021 at 10AM **CALIFORNIA TIME** I'll repeat my Runit
Init System presentation, at URL:

This is the monthly meeting of the Orange County California Linux User


An init system is the software, the one and only software directly
called by the Kernel, to bring the system up to a workable condition.
Many init systems, including Runit, also provide tools to keep the
daemons running.

Runit is amazingly simple and extremely powerful. Full daemon
supervision with auto-restart. Run levels, if desired. Trivial
daemonization of programs you write in C, Python, shellscript, or
almost anything, without silly double-forking. Extreme resilience. Most
who have used Runit for more than a month prefer it to systemd or

My presentation uses block diagrams (Mental Models) to showcase Runit's
inner workings to the extent that you can deploy Runit on your computer
and actually understand what you've done. I'll also demonstrate a Linux
Virtual Machine guest that inits with runit. I hope to see you there.


Steve Litt
Spring 2021 featured book: Troubleshooting Techniques of the Successful
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