when startup delays become bugs

"J├│hann B. Gu├░mundsson" johannbg at gmail.com
Wed May 15 15:30:59 UTC 2013

On 05/15/2013 02:21 PM, Lennart Poettering wrote:
> On Wed, 15.05.13 08:53, Chris Adams (linux at cmadams.net) wrote:
>> Once upon a time, Lennart Poettering <mzerqung at 0pointer.de> said:
>>>>             112ms iscsi.service
>>> This really sounds like something that should be socket actviated on
>>> demand rather than run by default.
>> This is attaching to configured iSCSI devices (which at a minimum
>> requires parsing configuration files to see if there are any devices
>> configured), not running a listening daemon.
> It should be possible to come up with some form of ConditionPathExists=
> or ConditionDirectoryNotEmpty= that causes this to be skipped if no
> targets are configured.
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=951951
>>>>              97ms sshd.service
>>> Dito. THis is something to start by default only on hosts where a ton of
>>> people log in all the time.
>> SSH host key generation needs to be done in advance (don't want a
>> connecting socket to wait for that).  Maybe that could be done with a
>> separate firstboot-like service that gets disabled once run?
> We should really to be as stateless as possible here and not require
> write access to /etc, which a solution like this would require.
> Instead I'd propose to splitt the key generation into its own service
> but then pull this in by the first connection and conditionalize it also
> with ConditionPathExists= or so:
> ConditionPathExists=!/etc/ssh/ssh_host_rsa_key
> I filed this now:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=963268

I created such service ( ssh-keygen.service ) when I migrated the ssh to 
unit files.

For some reason the maintainers in the distribution chose not to include 


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