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[ale] for all you systemd haters...



On Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 04:14:39PM -0500, Leam Hall via Ale wrote:
> I'm confused on this, but it's likely just the pain from a recently pulled
> tooth. What is the use case for multiple physically logged in users? Didn't
> that already work?

Multiple simultaneous physical (graphical) sessions didn't really work, 
at least not without a lot of careful hand-configuration and even then 
the secrity between them was quite brittle due to requiring a lot of 
things to run as root.

Two features in particluar made this work more recently -- proper cgroup 
support up and down the stack (eg systemd/logind in userspace, and 
more kernel subsystems implementing cgroups properly) and KMS allowing 
for the X server to not have to run as root.

(Personally I think the whole idea is a bit daft, but evidently there 
 are a lot who disagree with me...)

 - Solomon
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Solomon Peachy			       pizza at shaftnet dot org
Coconut Creek, FL                          ^^ (email/xmpp) ^^
Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum videtur.
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