January 8, 2013

Systemd 197 released

LWN.net LogoFor those watching systemd, version 197 has a number of interesting new features, including a new mechanism for stable network interface naming, an integrated bootchart implementation, optimized readahead behavior on Btrfs, and more. "systemd will no longer detect and recognize specific distributions. All distribution-specific #ifdeffery has been removed, systemd is now fully generic and distribution-agnostic. Effectively, not too much is lost as a lot of the code is still accessible via explicit configure switches. However, support for some distribution specific legacy configuration file formats has been dropped. We recommend distributions to simply adopt the configuration files everybody else uses now and convert the old configuration from packaging scripts."...Read more at LWN

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