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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.

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  • Which do you use systemd or openrc? Why do you use what you use?
    This page and this page, both by Laurent Bercot, creator of s6. Source: about 1 year ago
  • init software: What's the difference?
    Of the two I have experience with, runit is simpler and thus easier to get the hang of than s6-rc/s6. Though the s6 (not s6-rc) docs at the author's site contain a lot of info (including apologetics and rationales) that applies almost equally well to runit. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Trouble with s6 services
    Using the s6-service add command I added a service called "libvertd" when I ment to put "libvirtd". Now when I run s6-db-reload it spits out a error message saying "undefined service name libvertd". But I cant remove it using s6-service remove libvertd because that just spits out a generic help message and doesn't change anything. I also couldn't find documentation on Https:// or... Source: over 1 year ago
  • Alpine Linux is reducing dependencies on Busybox
    For the trivia, this is pushed by Laurent Bercot (skarnet), creator of s6, execline and many others. He's also working on implementing s6 as Alpine init and rc systems. - Source: Hacker News / almost 2 years ago
  • The DJB Legacy
    FWIW, the spirit of daemontools lives on in the s6 project. - Source: Hacker News / about 2 years ago
  • Gokrazy – A Native Go Userland
    Very interesting project. Has anyone tried it? Apparently they have written their own init: This makes me curious. I wonder how well Gokrazy would blend with s6/s6-rc… If anyone is curious there’s more info about those projects here: - Source: Hacker News / over 2 years ago
  • What manages systemd?
    PID 1 is special. It's the init. Instead of System V init, you can use OpenRC, runit, systemd, s6, or others. Source: over 2 years ago
  • Systemd meets OpenBSD. The "InitWare" fork of systemd ran on OpenBSD for the first time
    Certainly not me; I'd prefer an OpenBSD equivalent of s6-linux-init so that I can use s6/66 (which I do on my Void Linux system). Source: almost 3 years ago
  • configuration file generator for kubernetes using jsonnet and vault
    It uses async_std, the super fast jsonnet rust implementation (jrsonnet), and isahc under the hood, and can notify other services under the s6 supervision suite that the configuration files have been generated on startup. Source: almost 3 years ago
  • Avoiding Complexity with Systemd
    s6 does it well - Source: Hacker News / almost 3 years ago
  • I have no word.
    Uhh... S6 basically runs on nearly everything, but to give you a start, read the docs. Source: almost 3 years ago

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