[systemd-devel] [PATCH] systemctl: print unit package in status

Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek zbyszek at in.waw.pl
Thu Dec 18 10:36:20 PST 2014

On Thu, Dec 18, 2014 at 06:33:50PM +0000, "Jóhann B. Guðmundsson" wrote:
> On 12/18/2014 05:48 PM, Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek wrote:
> >I think you should make it opt-in, with a command-line switch (--show-package ?).
> >In some cases it can be very useful, but most of the time it would
> >be just a slow down. If the switch is used, and packagekit does not
> >work, then this should cause a warning or an error though.
> a) The name of the service is supposed to be descriptive enough
> b) Encase it's not we already provide the ability to point to the
> upstream documentation
> c) This will slow down all containerized and virtualzation and
> monitoring system that might be using the status ouput for one thing
> or another
> Bottom line what is the practical purpose of this since the
> administrator is the one that a runs the status output on the
> service so he's capable of a) determine the package by the name of
> the unit, gather it from either the man page or the documentation
> link or by querying the exact origin of the unit file using the
> package management installed on his system?
> What's the justification for the latency and the resource overhead
> to provide this?
You missed the part where I said "you should make it opt-in".


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