[systemd-devel] Cycle between logind and NetworkManager in case of remote user database

Dan Williams dcbw at redhat.com
Tue Dec 16 08:59:33 PST 2014

On Tue, 2014-12-16 at 08:45 +0100, David Herrmann wrote:
> Hi
> On Mon, Dec 15, 2014 at 9:20 PM, Dan Williams <dcbw at redhat.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, 2014-12-15 at 20:40 +0300, Andrei Borzenkov wrote:
> >> systemd tries to launch logind service which now waits for services it
> >> is ordered After and eventually times out.
> >
> > NM patch filed for review by NM dev team:
> >
> > https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=741572
> Thanks a lot!

Update: the patch has been reviewed and pushed to NM git master (will
eventually be 1.2), nm-1-0, and nm-0-9-10 branches.


> > Also, I don't think logind should fail if there is no network; no reason
> > for it to crash and burn just because everything isn't quite ready when
> > it starts.  I presume it's got capability to deal with sporadic network
> > outages, and that's not really different than waiting for networking to
> > show up soon after it starts.  But not my department...
> When a user loggs in, we resolve the name to UID. As the initial
> logind binary was only used for login management, it was reasonable to
> avoid starting up before the nss-user-lookup is initialized. Now that
> systemd-logind provides other independent APIs, it might be ok to drop
> that requirement again.
> If the nss user lookup is not ready at the time someone logs in, we
> will print a warning and skip tracking that session. Sounds fine to
> me, but Lennart might have more comments.
> Thanks
> David

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