[systemd-devel] networkd link state

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Mon Dec 8 17:17:41 PST 2014

On Mon, 08.12.14 18:55, Mantas Mikul─Śnas (grawity at gmail.com) wrote:

> On Mon, Dec 8, 2014 at 5:02 PM, Lennart Poettering <lennart at poettering.net>
> wrote:
> >
> > Yeah, I think we should just suggest people to rename files they want
> > to disable. We should probably recommend a convention though, for
> > example ".disabled" as suffix. We should recommend the convention
> > simply because in some cases we want the option to place multiple file
> > types the same dir, and we need to make sure that whatever people
> > rename things to doesn't turn it into something we might consider a
> > valid file name later on again.
> >
> > I am tempted to just say ".disabled" as suffix is the easiest option,
> > but maybe somebody has better ideas?
> How about ignoring the file if <fullname>.masked exists? touch/rm is a bit
> easier than renaming.

The word "masking" I'd really not overload for this, that should be
exclusively used for /de/null symlinks...

I think I find the renaming thing a bitmore intuitive, as it doesn't
create the question what to put in the files to create...

> Was thinking earlier about suggesting that for generators (which can't
> really be renamed).


Lennart Poettering, Red Hat

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