On Tue, 29 Sep 2020, 19:38:22 +0200, Thorsten Kukuk wrote:
On Tue, Sep 29, Manfred Hollstein wrote:
On Tue, 29 Sep 2020, 17:37:31 +0200, Richard
can sympathise with your sentiment, I'd like to point out that
'real UNIX' hasn't been a major player in the OS market for decades,
and even if you look at its final bastion of Supercomputers, UNIX has
been a minority player for at least the last 15 years.
UNIX was just a placeholder for a lot of admins who went through a broad
variety of UNIX'es, with Linux being one of them - and yes, it has been
a long time, but should they all be scared away?
If you don't go forward, you go backwards.
Or in other words: the old UNIX admins will go away,
and cannot be stopped, independent of what we are doing. We need to make
sure that enough new people are coming. And we need changes which attract
them. If this means that old UNIX admins go earlier: that's clearly not
nice, but Ok as long as more new people are coming.
And quite some stuff we did 20-25 years ago are no longer explainable to
the "young" people or are out of time, because there are better solutions
without the problems. And even worse, some of this things are blocking
new stuff. The world moves on.
And in 10 years there are again other ideas which people are crying that
the now new stuff will change.
To cut a long story short, your proposal was not to make /etc/fstab go
away and not be used by systemd anymore, correct? If so, I don't have a
problem with it at all! I just find it easier to put 20 lines into one
file than to create 20 files with more than 1 line each. If you think
this is innovation, then I'm afraid you're on your own:
$ man systemd.mount
Mount units may either be configured via unit files, or via /etc/fstab (see fstab(5)
for details). Mounts listed in /etc/fstab will be converted into native units
dynamically at boot and when the configuration of the system manager is reloaded. In
general, configuring mount points through /etc/fstab is the preferred approach. See
systemd-fstab-generator(8) for details about the conversion.
I read this as /etc/fstab being the _preferred approach_.