[systemd-devel] Proper way for systemd service to wait mdev gvt device initialization

Alex Ivanov gnidorah at ya.ru
Sun May 19 18:45:27 UTC 2019

What is the proper way to do that? I have a unit that creates gvt device in the system

ExecStart = "sh -c 'echo a297db4a-f4c2-11e6-90f6-d3b88d6c9525 > /sys/bus/pci/devices/0000:00:02.0/mdev_supported_types/i915-GVTg_V5_8/create'";
ExecStop = "sh -c 'echo 1 > /sys/bus/pci/devices/0000:00:02.0/a297db4a-f4c2-11e6-90f6-d3b88d6c9525/remove'";

Ideally I would to like to start this service when 0000:00:02.0 device appears in the system, but the problem is that /sys/bus/pci/devices/0000:00:02.0/mdev_supported_types/ tree is populated later, so my service will fail.

So the question what is the proper way to fix that.

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