IRC meeting

Scott James Remnant scott at
Tue Nov 27 08:27:41 GMT 2007

On Tue, 2007-11-27 at 00:39 +0000, Rob Ubuntu Linux wrote:

> On 11/26/07, Scott James Remnant <scott at> wrote:
> > Runlevel support ... Runlevels are ancient history, forget about them.
> > That being said, Upstart's sysv compat tools emulate them so you can't
> > tell the difference.
> They're useful to admins though, during system maintenance.  Some
> shorthand to move to "service level" with non-graphical login,
> non-network services is useful.  Rebooting and remounting file systems
> can take a long time, and when you're doing remote admin, single user
> mode is too blunt a sword.
This isn't an argument for runlevels, this is simply an argument for
admins to be able to select the level of system they wish to bring up.
There are plenty of alternate ways to implement this.

Have you ever, ever felt like this?
Had strange things happen?  Are you going round the twist?
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