[systemd-devel] Antw: Re: Antw: Re: Antw: Re: Arbitrary restrictions (e.g. for RuntimeDirectory)

Ulrich Windl Ulrich.Windl at rz.uni-regensburg.de
Wed May 15 05:48:04 UTC 2019

>>> Lennart Poettering <lennart at poettering.net> schrieb am 14.05.2019 um 16:15
Nachricht <20190514141520.GA22136 at gardel-login>:
> On Di, 14.05.19 16:07, Ulrich Windl (Ulrich.Windl at rz.uni‑regensburg.de)
>> Hmm, like this:?
>> > systemd‑analyze verify /run/systemd/generator.late/iotwatch.target
>> Failed to open /dev/tty0: Permission denied
> This is mostly a cosmetical message you can safely ignore. Moreover this has

> long been fixed and is
> not displayed on any current systemd version.
>> Or more like this (in the user directory):?
>> > systemd‑analyze verify systemd/iotwatch.target.in
>> Failed to open /dev/tty0: Permission denied
>> Failed to load systemd/iotwatch.target.in: Invalid argument
> That's not a valid unit file name. On systemd unit files are named in
> a very strict fashion, and this is documented. A service unit file
> name must be suffixed with ".service" and a target unit file name must
> be suffixed with ".target". The suffix ".target.in" is not valid for a
> unit file.

So the type to check is deduced from the name? my "target.in" is the template
used by the generator to create the real target....
Usually I wouldn't associate "Inavalid argument" with "syntax error". I'd
prefer "unknown suffix" over "Invalid argument". There's less room for
speculation then...

> Yes, the error message could be better.

+1 ;-)

> Lennart
> ‑‑
> Lennart Poettering, Berlin

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