[systemd-devel] networkd link state

Brendan Hide brendan at swiftspirit.co.za
Thu Dec 4 08:36:39 PST 2014

On 2014/12/04 17:54, "J├│hann B. Gu├░mundsson" wrote:
> On 12/04/2014 03:47 PM, O Neill, David M wrote:
>> What do you think?
> I think this should be consisted with other unit enablement in systemd 
> not handled by introducing a new enabled/disabled "flag"
I think the idea has some merit. But I also think a *new* flag isn't the 
right, especially since we already have flags that (mostly) achieve this 

Also, config-wise, admins don't work with separate unit files for every 
network interface - we have .net{dev,work} files.

#^ currently valid, though I don't know what the results would be.

#^ currently valid, though I don't know what the results would be.

The problem with this is that it could still be configured, even if in a 
broken state, where the admin might want that it leave the device alone 
completely or disabled (as in `ip link set enp0s25 down`). This might 
also cause a lot of noise in the logs if the config "breakage" isn't 
static. Again, I haven't tested and I don't know what the actual results 
would be.

By {en,dis}able, we usually simply adjust whether or not a file will be 
found in a location. For example, renaming the file would work to a degree:
mv /etc/systemd/network/enp0s25.network{,.disable}

The only problem I see with this strategy would be if you have multiple 
rulesets with wildcards. For example you have this .disabled config for 
enp0s25 but you also have a less-specific ruleset for en* in a second 
(non-disabled) config. That less-specific ruleset could enable the 
interface with an unwanted configuration.

Brendan Hide

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