[chiark.chat] Re: RFH: sysvinit etc. in Debian

Ian Jackson ijackson at chiark.greenend.org.uk
Fri Nov 9 11:02:45 GMT 2018

Andreas Messer writes ("Re: [chiark.chat] Re: RFH: sysvinit etc. in Debian"):
>  The most problematic
> one: systemd-logind and elogind use cgroups to assign a process to a
> session. Unfortunately, both of them use a different cgroup structure.
> ...  But since they use different structure
> an application linked with libsystemd will never get the proper session
> when elogind is used and vice versa. Therefore we had to create two
> different polkit variants. 

What you say makes sense on its own terms but I feel confused now.

elogind works on FreeBSD, right ?  Where there are no cgroups.  So how
are we still depending on cgroups ?

Also, we have had (several, I think?) test reports saying that this
elogind package works with Debian sid/buster.  Presumably without
doing anything to polkit.

I haven't tried it myself, though.


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