[arch-general] systemd timers: switch default target to timers.target?

Damien Robert damien.olivier.robert+gmane at gmail.com
Wed Oct 8 18:28:38 UTC 2014

Thomas Bächler  wrote in message <543579D1.4010902 at archlinux.org>:
> I don't care what upstream recommends, there is no reason for this
> target to exist and there is no reason to use it. Things get even worse,
> since you cannot order the unit After=something - since timers.target
> pulls the unit, it gets an implicit ordering Before=timers.target,
> removing lots of flexibility with regards to ordering (since
> timers.target is before sysinit.target).

I don't really care about timers.target, but shouldn't the dependency be
put in the corresponding services files rather than in the timers? I
personally see timers as similar to sockets files, essentially trivial to
launch, all the work being done in the services files.

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