[systemd-devel] [PATCH] Break JobNew signal dbus signature by adding JobType.

Dimitri John Ledkov dimitri.j.ledkov at intel.com
Mon Jan 12 02:56:08 PST 2015

On 11 January 2015 at 18:08, Dimitri John Ledkov
<dimitri.j.ledkov at intel.com> wrote:
> At the moment JobNew and JobRemoved signals are not useful for
> tracking streams of events. JobType is missing from both of them, and
> thus one can only track that "something" is happening and to which
> units (And whether "something" is about to happen, finished, failed,
> got aborted etc.). To get the JobType, one needs to query property
> from the job, however this works only for "slow" jobs, typically the
> job is gone on the systemd side already and thus subscriber has no
> chance in quering the job type.

Whilst I still believe this is a valid bug in this signal, there is no
urgency in resolving this. In my particular use-case that I wanted to
use it for, I think I can use an alternative solution involving
generators / templated instance targets.



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