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

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Thu Aug 30 13:38:51 EDT 2012

Am 30.08.2012 13:44, schrieb Jan Steffens:
> On Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 1:27 PM, Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:
>> Am 30.08.2012 12:32, schrieb Jan Steffens:
>>>> 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.
>>> Yeah, whoops - it should have been "updetach". I added it in the
>>> email. The original doesn't use either and just expects the default
>>> detaching behavior.
>> Yes, that's my problem:
>> * updetach may wait a very long time before detaching.
>> * You cannot force 'detach' on the commandline.
> As I see it you either want to wait for it to establish the
> connection, or you don't.

None of the other networking solutions wait (networkmanager, netcfg),
most of them can't.

I'll make ppp not wait either - the 'updetach' is probably also
problematic with 'demand'.

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