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Author: The Original Linux Fan
To: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] ..heads-up: systemd 253+ promises to block forensic imaging and booting of new hardware
Dig into your pocket.  What's in there?  Aside from
pocket-pool, not much, right?  Those that can-not
play pocket-pool, but can dig deep into their own
pockets, are those that we should be, not watching,
but, very much worried about.  So, let's all not play
pottering-pool, okay?

Keep your jiggle-berries intact.


On 2/23/23 20:52, Curtis wrote:
> seems to me tha Linux is quickly becomin a bootloader for systemd. meh with systemd you’re at the mercy of how well it multitasks since it runs everything as a foreground process. I won’t even get into logging issues.
> —Curtis
> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Feb 23, 2023, at 10:24 PM, Steve Litt <slitt@???> wrote:
>> altoid via Dng said on Wed, 22 Feb 2023 13:38:39 -0300
>>>> On 22 Feb 2023 at 14:25, Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult wrote:
>>>> Or maybe he forgot that nvme isn't the only storage around ?
>>> Nope ...
>>> What Poettering forgot or probably never learned about (a distinct
>>> possibility) are the basic underpinnings of Unix/Linux philosophy.
>> Yes. In fact, in interviews he looks at Linux with scorn, and implies
>> that he's the person to bring Linux up to the wonderful level of
>> Windows and MacOS. He has stated he doesn't give a dam about Posix.
>>> Usually referred to as "do one thing and do it well".
>> And there's a reason for "do one thing and do it well". When each
>> component has one or a very few inputs, and one or a very few outputs,
>> and every input and output has a very thin interface, such components
>> are incredibly easy to connect together to make whatever is needed.
>> Such components are trivial to completely test in isolation so before
>> they're put together they're already known to be free of flaws. When
>> put together, such assemblies of simple components have clearly defined
>> test points for probing and injection, making troubleshooting very
>> straightforward.
>> For instance, on the process level, one can make most of a log analysis
>> program by piping together a few greps and awks to get rid of
>> extraneous stuff that would be very time consuming in, let's say, Perl,
>> and then format and total individual reports with a little
>> Perl/Python/Lua/Ruby/AWK with some sorts. If you're doing your reports
>> across a slow network, rsync can be included to record changes in the
>> logs each day so you're always working with the latest information,
>> without repeatedly downloading the same stuff over and over again.
>> Doing this in pure Python/Perl/Lua/Ruby/AWK or, heaven forbid C, would
>> be a huge, error prone project, probably with all sorts of hard to find
>> bugs. Unfortunately, people who don't regularly repair things are
>> clueless to the benefits of "do one thing and do it well."
>> Poettering gets his kicks not by producing robust software, but by
>> producing complex interlocking Chinese puzzles in C. He's
>> not the slightest bit interested in troubleshooting and repair (in
>> other words debugging), so debugging is left to others. The
>> interlocking puzzle nature of such software explains all
>> the WONTFIX designations in the systemd bug tracking system.
>>> If we go by his "achievements", it would seem he's clueless.
>> Poettering's crowning achievement is to serve as a useful idiot for
>> Redhat, IBM and Microsoft.
>> SteveT
>> Steve Litt
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