[systemd-devel] eye of cylon / timeout timer is cut off

Michael Biebl mbiebl at gmail.com
Thu Aug 14 09:13:47 PDT 2014

2014-08-14 17:17 GMT+02:00 Lennart Poettering <lennart at poettering.net>:
> On Sun, 27.07.14 21:47, Michael Biebl (mbiebl at gmail.com) wrote:
>> Hi,
>> as you can see at the attached diff, there is a small issue with the
>> timer that is disabled, when systemd is waiting for a job.
>> In this case, the job is already running 1min 17secs, but only 17 secs
>> is displayed, the other part is cut off.
> Hmm, well, we currently ellipsize at 75% of the line width. I have now
> moved that to 50%, so that there's a chance that the time is still shown
> on tiny displays.

Well, that's the standard resolution on non-KMS enabled systems, like
in a virtualized environment (the screenshot was made using vbox).
So it's pretty common, I'd say.

 But it's a stupid game. We will have to cut out
> something...
> Anyway, let's see if people complain about this new setting too...

With 50% being the cut-off, you'll only be able to see "A stop job is
running..." afaics without showing the actual unit which is being
waited for.
That doesn't sound great either.

Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the
universe are pointed away from Earth?

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