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My Thoughts on Systemd on RHEL7

This blog post discusses my viewpoint that systemd adds no value when used on an enterprise server such as RHEL7 and, in fact, results in a misuse of scarce corporate or governmental resources for no discernable increase in security or productivity.

Revisiting Systemd D-Bus Interfaces

This blog looks in detail at systemd’s hostnamectl and timedatectl utilities and their associated daemons.

Control Group Subsystems in RHEL7

Control groups (cgroups) are a Linux kernel feature that enables you to allocate resources — such as CPU time, system memory, disk I/O, network bandwidth, etc. — among hierarchically ordered groups of processes running on a system. Initially developed by Google engineers Paul Menage and Rohit Seth in 2006 under the name “process containers”, it was merged into kernel version 2.6.24 and extensively enhanced since then. RHEL6 was the first Red Hat distribution to support cgroups. Cgroups provide system administrators with fine-grained control over allocating, prioritizing, denying, managing, and monitoring system resources. A cgroup is a collection of processes that