Alternatives to systemd

  • OpenRC

    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…

    Open Source Free BSD Linux

  • sysvinit

    The Sysvinit package contains programs for controlling the startup, running, and shutdown of the system.

    Open Source Free Linux

  • runit

    runit is a cross-platform Unix init scheme with service supervision, a replacement for sysvinit, and other init schemes. It runs on GNU/Linux, *BSD, MacOSX, Solaris, and can easily be adapted to other Unix operating systems.

    Open Source Free BSD Linux Mac

  • eudev

    eudev is a fork of systemd with the aim of isolating udev from any particular flavor of system initialization. This is a project started by Gentoo developers to ensure udev remains system initialization and distribution neutral.

    Open Source Free Linux

  • procd

    procd is a process and system init service for OpenWRT. It's less resource intensive as it's intended for embedded devices, works with busybox and uClib, hotplug2, libubox and ubus. It watches configuration files to start or restart services and ini…

    Open Source Free OpenWrt Linux

  • nosh

    The nosh package is a suite of system-level utilities for initializing and running a BSD or Linux system, and for managing daemons.

    Free BSD Linux

  • Supervisor

    Supervisor is a client/server system that allows its users to monitor and control a number of processes on UNIX-like operating systems.

    Open Source Free BSD Linux

  • Upstart

    Upstart is an event-based replacement for the /sbin/init daemon which handles starting of tasks and services during boot, stopping them during shutdown and supervising them while the system is running.

    Open Source Free Linux

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  • finit

    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. Finit is fast bec…

    Open Source Free Linux

  • Chaperone Process Manager

    Chaperone is a lean init-style startup manager for Docker-like containers. It runs as a single lightweight full-featured process which runs at the root of a docker container tree and provides all of the following functionality, plus much more: Monit…

    Open Source Free Python Self-Hosted Linux

  • Bootchart

    Bootchart is a tool for performance analysis and visualization of the GNU/Linux boot process. It shows your boot behaviour including login as a PNG graphic and lets your analize possible bottlenecks. Resource utilization and process information are …

    Open Source Free Linux