[arch-dev-public] systemd units for ppp and watchdog

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Thu Aug 30 03:24:30 EDT 2012

Am 30.08.2012 02:50, schrieb Jan Steffens:
> On Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 2:06 AM, Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:
>> While creating systemd units for my packages, I found two problems:
>> 1) I cannot force pppd fork to the background. While it is the default
>> behaviour, the user can override that with the 'nodetach' and 'updetach'
>> configuration options.
> Here's my instanced ppp at .service, if you're interested:
> [Unit]
> Description=PPP link to %I
> After=network.target
> [Service]
> Type=forking
> PIDFile=/run/ppp-%i.pid
> ExecStart=/usr/sbin/pppd call %I linkname %i nodetach
> [Install]
> WantedBy=multi-user.target
> I believe the "nodetach" on the command line will override what
> happens in the config file.
> The "linkname" option controls the pidfile name.

You use Type=forking with a process that doesn't fork - that's what
'nodetach' means: do NOT fork into the background. That doesn't seem right.

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