[systemd-devel] runtime directories for services vs. tmpfiles

Kay Sievers kay at vrfy.org
Thu Jul 18 03:52:15 PDT 2013

On Thu, Jul 18, 2013 at 4:50 AM, Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek
<zbyszek at in.waw.pl> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 18, 2013 at 02:51:09AM +0200, Lennart Poettering wrote:
> [snip repoquery magic]
>> This means: ~81% of the packages have been converted from sysv to
>> systemd. And ~10% of the converted packages make use of tmpfiles.
>> Now, my rpm/yum-fu is a bit too limited to easily figure out what
>> precisely they use of the tmpfiles functionality.
> So, as the person who originally porposed adding tmpfiles to units,
> I'm now more or less convinced that it's too late and not worth it.
> Since the tmpfiles snippets have been written, and a big chunk is
> done, it would be too confusing to add duplicate functionality.
> People pointed out problems with the limited
> RuntimeDirectory=/RuntimeDirectoryMode= proposal, and Lennart and
> Kay are against the original idea to add tmpfiles snippets directly.
> The unproven benefits are not worth it, and we certainly have other
> things waiting on the table. So let's close this thread.

Sounds good to me.


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