[systemd-devel] RFC: removing .shapshot

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Sun Nov 8 09:58:23 PST 2015

On Sat, 07.11.15 13:33, Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek (zbyszek at in.waw.pl) wrote:

> Hi,
> do you use .snapshot unit type? If you do, please speak up.
> I'd like to remove support for the .snapshot unit type.
> It seems not be used, snapshots are basically transient targets,
> and targets can be used to implement similar functionality.
> The advantage would be a small reduction of the learning curve of
> systemd and removal of some code, shell completions, & documentation.

Yes, I fully agree that we should remove this unit type. Let's see if
anyone responds with a strong case. If not, I am happy to merge a PR
that drops it.


Lennart Poettering, Red Hat

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