[pulseaudio-discuss] [PATCH] Use Type=notify for systemd service

Tanu Kaskinen tanuk at iki.fi
Tue Aug 11 02:49:11 PDT 2015

On Thu, 2015-08-06 at 09:05 -0300, Felipe Sateler wrote:
> On 6 August 2015 at 05:14, Peter Meerwald <pmeerw at pmeerw.net> wrote:
> > 
> > > This ensures systemd knows when pulseaudio finishes loading, thus 
> > > never
> > > marking pulseaudio as active if startup fails.
> > 
> > the notify thing doesn't work together with --daemonize;
> This can be solved by either setting NotifyAccess=all in the unit or
> passing the main pid back to systemd at fork time (I haven't actually
> tried this but should work). The latter should be the best option of 
> these 2,
> but maybe we should just document the --no-daemonize requirement? I
> doubt there is actually a need to run pulseaudio daemonized uner 
> systemd.

Does this problem only exist when PulseAudio is managed by systemd?
That is, the sd_notify() calls are harmless if PulseAudio was started
via some other means? If so, then I agree with Felipe - I think it's
sufficient to document that --daemonize shouldn't be used in systemd
unit files.


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