people on hacker news are arguing about x11 vs wayland, sysv init vs systemd, and I'm getting sucked riiiight in
At an old job we once had a serious outage because mysqld ended up with the same pid as what was in some stale pid file on disk. All that old sysv shit was so creaky and only ever worked by accident. To claim it was ever more reliable than what we have now is to take a very rose-tinted view of history.
@ZeroEcks greybeards pulling up the ladder coz they feel threatened by the obsolescence of their decades of obscure knowledge about doing things the hard way
@ZeroEcks the complaints don’t hold up because they’re proxies for the fading of old rituals as we go through a generational passing of the torch
This is @hailey's personal Mastodon instance!
one poster is claiming that sysv init was 100% reliable and I'm like bro did we even use the same linux