[PATCH 0/3] less: display ANSI colors with option -R

Lauri Kasanen curaga at operamail.com
Sun Feb 2 18:46:44 UTC 2014

On Sun, Feb 2, 2014, at 17:56, Rich Felker wrote:
> > >  systemd is broken by design.
> > 
> > I did not look too deeply into its design.
> > Unless there are serious design flaws I am not aware of,
> > the idea per se looks sensible.
> The idea is not sensible. If I find time I'll write a short article on
> why for ewontfix, but it basically amounts to:
> 1. Crash in pid #1 brings down the whole system, so it's not
> acceptable to do anything complex in pid 1.

I fully agree with your mail. FWIW, when I made point 1 in the past,
their response was that since they catch all signals (including segv,
ill), systemd will happily not crash, but go on its merry way. This of
course completely ignores that it cannot fix whatever caused the error,
and may go on to do wildly incorrect things due to it.

- Lauri

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