I am afraid I have stirred up a hornets nest. With several related articles under my belt regarding systemd, I continue to pursue this subject matter because of its great importance.
What Matters to System Administrators and Users?
The truth is, most users won't even see or give a hoot about cgroups or systemd, nor will they care anything about their Distro other than how they use it for every day things. And that is to be expected.
The Return of the Zombies
cgroups and Why They are Important
So, where can one find more about cgroups? It just so happens that Red Hat have been doing their own homework, per usual, and have many on-line resource materials that help educate the System Administrator, including some good information about cgroups here.
If more people will step back from the issue and wrap their minds around the above, I think it will help them to grasp what is happening to Linux in the long term. Does breaking compatibility with things related to BSD matter? I am not sure on that. Debian chose to make systemd an opt-in choice for their just released Debian 7 Wheezy project, specifically because it does break GNU/kFreeBSD.
I want to believe their is merit in systemd and so, in this round, I am looking at the glass 'half-full' as opposed to being 'half-empty'.
I pledge to l continue, in investigatory fashion, to examine all things which effect Linux, turning them over to see them from different perspectives. That is necessary to being a good advocate.
With that, I hope this post has done some good. What are your thoughts?