[systemd-devel] Antw: Re: Antw: Re: Re: "bad" status for genersated target; why?

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Wed May 15 10:20:24 UTC 2019

On Mi, 15.05.19 12:12, Ulrich Windl (Ulrich.Windl at rz.uni-regensburg.de) wrote:

> >>> Lennart Poettering <lennart at poettering.net> schrieb am 15.05.2019 um 12:04
> in
> Nachricht <20190515100400.GB22945 at gardel-login>:
> > On Mi, 15.05.19 12:01, Ulrich Windl (Ulrich.Windl at rz.uni‑regensburg.de)
> wrote:
> >
> >> > Writing a generator is not a typical user would do. It's what a
> >> > developer of a package would do, and yes, in that case, when you write
> >> > code you need a bit more understanding of the underpinnings and need
> >> > to do more work.
> >>
> >> systemd.generator(7) could really need some (better/realistic) examples.
> >
> > I think you assume generators are something they inherently are not.
> Even if so, a better example might clarify things. Just referring to a binary
> generator like systemd-fstab-generator is not really helpful to teach how to
> write a generator. You don't like scripts as generators, but I think still they
> would make a good example what a generator is supposed to do and what not.

Well, there can always be more examples, but "generators" are
inherently an advanced concept: if you are writing a generator, then
you already should be pro enough to be able to consult the sources of
the various generators shipped with systemd.

i.e. it's not a beginners topic, it's a very low-level, technicallly
advanced one.


Lennart Poettering, Berlin

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