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man: be more explicit about the usefulness of --system
authorLennart Poettering <lennart@poettering.net>
Tue, 26 Oct 2010 21:22:55 +0000 (23:22 +0200)
committerLennart Poettering <lennart@poettering.net>
Tue, 26 Oct 2010 21:22:55 +0000 (23:22 +0200)
TODO
man/systemd.xml

diff --git a/TODO b/TODO
index c018ed2..f41dd3c 100644 (file)
--- a/TODO
+++ b/TODO
@@ -1,5 +1,3 @@
-* man: clarify that --system works only for pid == 1
-
 * oneshot services which do not remain: 'exited' instead of 'dead'?
   it should be visible in 'systemctl' that they have been run
 
index f0fea5d..6aa4f70 100644 (file)
                                 <listitem><para>Tell systemd to run a
                                 system instance (resp. session
                                 instance), even if the process ID is
-                                not 1 (resp. is 1), i.e. systemd is not
-                                (resp. is) run as init process.
+                                not 1 (resp. is 1), i.e. systemd is
+                                not (resp. is) run as init process.
                                 Normally it should not be necessary to
                                 pass these options, as systemd
                                 automatically detects the mode it is
                                 started in. These options are hence of
-                                little use except for
-                                debugging.</para></listitem>
+                                little use except for debugging. Note
+                                that it is not supported booting and
+                                maintaining a full system with systemd
+                                running in <option>--system</option>
+                                mode, but PID not 1. In practice,
+                                passing <option>--system</option> explicitly is
+                                only useful in conjunction with
+                                <option>--test</option>.</para></listitem>
                         </varlistentry>
                         <varlistentry>
                                 <term><option>--dump-core</option></term>