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Re: syslogd can't be started when running Guix in Docker

From: Maxim Cournoyer
Subject: Re: syslogd can't be started when running Guix in Docker
Date: Fri, 05 Jul 2019 14:22:36 -0400
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Konrad Hinsen <address@hidden> writes:

> Maxim Cournoyer <address@hidden> writes:
>> I'm happy to read you could successfully make it work! It's strange
>> that you had that issue though!
> By now I have a system that starts all services without failure. I got
> there by increasing the timeout to 30 s everywhere (compared to the
> default value of 5). Perhaps 30 is more than necessary, I didn't try
> intermediate values. So it looks like Guix in Docker is a bit slow to
> boot, at least on the Mac.

I see! The unusual slowness would explain why the default timeout needed
to be relaxed.

> A more fundamental question is whether I will be able to do useful work
> with this setup. It is well known that host file access from Docker on
> macOS is slow, but I didn't realize how slow it is until I compiled Guix
> in... four hours. On the same machine booted to Linux, it's about 40
> minutes.

It's an interesting experiment for sure :-) Please let us know of your


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