A common theme throughout the design of Talos is minimalism. We believe strongly in the UNIX philosophy that each program should do one job well. The init included in Talos is one example of this.

We wanted to create a focused init that had one job - run Kubernetes. To that extent, init is relatively static in that it does not allow for arbitrary user defined services. Only the services necessary to run Kubernetes and manage the node are available. This includes: