systemd for 11.10 ?

Phillip Susi psusi at
Wed May 11 00:56:11 UTC 2011

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On 05/10/2011 08:10 PM, Chow Loong Jin wrote:
> Is it really necessary to kill all children of gdm when gdm itself gets stopped?
> I might have started some backgrounded script somewhere that should really
> continue running after gdm gets killed. I would see it as a major regression if
> these things get killed along with gdm.

If you want to drop to single user mode.  When you are going to be doing
things like back up the system it is essential that everything be shut
down so you can remount the root fs read-only for instance.

> Case in point, I have gnome-terminal set up to run byobu-launcher which sets up
> a screen session, and the session continues on between gdm sessions, allowing me
> to reconnect to it after re-logging in, either on gdm again, a tty or via SSH.

That screen session should be run by init as a parallel service to gdm
so it can be started or stopped when appropriate, with or without gdm.
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