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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] systemd: add support initial systemd service files

On 03/12/14 09:35, Luis R. Rodriguez wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 12, 2014 at 1:16 AM, Jacek Konieczny <jajcus@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On 03/12/14 01:03, Luis R. Rodriguez wrote:
>>> From: "Luis R. Rodriguez" <mcgrof@xxxxxxxx>
>>> I've tested these on an OpenSUSE Tumbleweed source install.
>>> They are based on the ones from OpenSUSE but slightly modified.
>> These seems quite wrong to me. Why create systemd services, while they
>> are only wrappers to the old-style LSB scripts? What do we gain?
> Huh? LSB? Systemd is here to stay. I don't see what you are trying to
> say with LSB stuff.

I just didn't want to abuse the 'System V init' term for these:

(System V init only uses /etc/inittab, the 'init.d' scripts are later

>> Systemd provides great process control and monitoring, but it can only
>> do that if it starts the process by itself â it knows the main PID then,
>> knows if the service is running, etc.
> Now that sounds like a reasonable constructive argument to NACK a
> patch, can you provide pointers to one service file that does that
> properly as you are suggesting?

This is what we have inPLD Linux (currently for Xen 4.3.2), probably
based on work from some other distro (Fedora, I guess):


It may be not perfect, nor ready for inclusion in the upstream Xen,
but I think this is the way to go. They may also need updates for
current Xen.

> Seems like you can provide a much better set of suitable scripts, mind
> just taking them and fixing them or would you like me to take your
> advice steps by step?

Feel free to take those scripts. Unfortunately, I won't be able to
prepare a ready patch for Xen by myself.

 Cc: Jan RÄkorajski, who committed the first version of our systemd units.


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