systemd is a replacement for the init daemon for Linux (either System V or BSD-style). It is intended to provide a better framework for expressing services' dependencies, allow more work to be done concurrently at system startup, and to reduce shell overhead.
- - systemd is the most popular Linux alternative to runit.
- - systemd is the most popular Open Source & free alternative to runit.
a free system array created by Apple inc. For BSD - including macOS as macOS is based on the Darwin kernel of BSD
- - Launchd is the most popular Mac alternative to runit.
s6 is a small suite of programs for UNIX, designed for process supervision. It can be used as an init system. You can also use all its programs separately.
OpenRC is a dependency-based init system that works with the system provided init program, normally /sbin/init. It is not a replacement for /sbin/init. OpenRC is 100% compatible with Gentoo init scripts, which means you can probably find one for the daemons you want to start in...
Finit is a small SysV init replacement with process supervision similar to that of daemontools and runit. Its focus is on small and embedded GNU/Linux systems, although fully functional on standard server and desktop installations.
Using the tooling in this repo, I am able to boot from linux to sinit as PID1, and from there to Emacs acting as PID2 using --script mode, performing all typical rc.boot system initialization using Emacs lisp until we hit the getty.
Faster is a very little init script aimed at Linux power-users and geek stuff oriented people. It is not industrial strength and does not comply with any other buzzwords. What it really does well is providing much better daemon handling (by means of a daemon manager e.g.