Intel Developer Has Been Working On Systemd Support For Chrome OS
Written by Michael Larabel in Google on 21 July 2016 at 08:17 AM EDT. 10 Comments
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Google's Chrome OS currently relies upon Upstart as its init system, but work done by an Intel developer is pushing towards systemd support.

A Phoronix reader pointed out to us this Chromium bug report that's tracking systemd support for Chrome OS.

If adding "systemd" to the USE flags, it's possible to build an image making use of systemd as its init system. Over the past few months various parts of Chrome OS have been ported over to making use of systemd and providing the relevant service files, etc. The work appears to be done at least in large part by Intel's Sabin Floares.

It will be interesting to see if Chrome OS decides to make use of systemd by default in a future release.

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