Based on our record, runit should be more popular than sysvinit. It has been mentiond 5 times since March 2021. We are tracking product recommendations and mentions on Reddit, HackerNews and some other platforms. They can help you identify which product is more popular and what people think of it.
It's a plus because Gentoo fully supports the choice of Systemd or OpenRC. It also has minit, dumb-init, sysvinit, cinit in tree for the more adventurous. No one was calling the AUR bloat, the parent comment just mentions that Gentoo has an equivalent project, GURU. - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
PID 1 is special. It's the init. Instead of System V init, you can use OpenRC, runit, systemd, s6, or others. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
Of course the original creator's document is great too: runit - a UNIX init scheme with service supervision. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
I learned about it here. http://smarden.org/runit/ It is not long read. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
Then there's the init and service supervision system which is simple and great. I've used systemd professionally for years now and there are still things I don't understand about it. Void uses runit which I'd only used on some embedded systems before but knew from that experience was dead simple and relaiable with no nonsense. It's the reason I decided to try Void in the first place. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
Because the only requirement imposed by the Linux kernel on the init process is that it has to exist, there are many different ways to implement it. One of the usual roles filled by the init system is to launch and monitor background processes (called daemons). In the beginning, there was the Research Unix init system that simply ran a single script that started up all the other processes, then in came System V... - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
systemd - systemd is a replacement for the init daemon for Linux (either System V or BSD-style).
s6 - s6 is a small suite of programs for UNIX, designed for process supervision. It can be used as an init system, or as separate supervision components.
Supervisor - Supervisor is a client/server system that allows its users to monitor and control a number of...
Monit - Monit is a free open source utility for managing and monitoring, processes, files, directories and filesystems on a UNIX system. Monit conducts automatic maintenance and repair and can execute meaningful causal actions in error situations.
Upstart - Upstart is an event-based replacement for the /sbin/init daemon which handles starting of tasks and...
nosh - The nosh package is a suite of system-level utilities for initializing and running a BSD or Linux...