[systemd-devel] PrivateDevices with more than basic set of devices?

Topi Miettinen toiwoton at gmail.com
Tue Jan 27 13:32:04 PST 2015

On 01/27/15 20:48, Lennart Poettering wrote:
> On Tue, 27.01.15 19:04, Topi Miettinen (toiwoton at gmail.com) wrote:
>> On 01/26/15 23:46, Lennart Poettering wrote:
>>>> But independently of the PrivateDevices thing, would you think
>>>> tmpfiles.d could be extended to be usable for unit specific cases
>>>> instead of just one global setup? I think there could be more uses, for
>>>> example, creating directories and links inside a unit's
>>>> RuntimeDirectory.
>>> I am not sure how this could work and what kind of integration you
>>> precisely are looking for there?
>>> Note that tmpfiles exists mostly for two reasons: a) to deal with old
>>> software that wasn't capable of creating its own subdirs/stuff below
>>> its runtime directory; and b) to deal with software whose main program
>>> was running unpriviliged all the time (for example by using User=),
>>> and hence lacked the priviliges to set up its subdir in /run.
>> a) was exactly my case, auditd doesn't have a way to specify where to
>> put the pid file yet, so it ends up in /run/auditd.pid.
> Hmm, but that's fine, no? What would you put in tmpfiles for auditd?

I'd want it to put the pid file somewhere else, like RuntimeDirectory.

L    /run/auditd.pid -    -    -    -   /run/auditd/auditd.pid

This is probably a bad example as pid files could be deleted by the
daemon at exit.

> Lennart

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