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systemctl: add switch-root verb
authorLennart Poettering <lennart@poettering.net>
Fri, 11 May 2012 15:35:46 +0000 (17:35 +0200)
committerLennart Poettering <lennart@poettering.net>
Mon, 14 May 2012 20:41:30 +0000 (22:41 +0200)
man/systemctl.xml
src/systemctl/systemctl.c

index 9e113eb..29481e7 100644 (file)
 
                                 <listitem><para>Hibernate the system.</para></listitem>
                         </varlistentry>
+                        <varlistentry>
+                                <term><command>switch-root [ROOT] [INIT]</command></term>
+
+                                <listitem><para>Switches to a
+                                different root directory and executes
+                                a new system manager process below
+                                it. This is intended for usage in
+                                initial RAM disks ("initrd"), and will
+                                transition from the initrd's system
+                                manager process (a.k.a "init" process)
+                                to the main system manager
+                                process. Takes two arguments: the
+                                directory to make the new root
+                                directory, and the path to the new
+                                system manager binary below it to
+                                execute as PID 1. If the latter is
+                                ommitted or the empty string, a
+                                systemd binary will automatically be
+                                searched for and used as init. If the
+                                system manager path is ommitted or
+                                equal the empty string the state of
+                                the initrd's system manager process is
+                                passed to the main system manager,
+                                which allows later introspection of the
+                                state of the services involved in the
+                                initrd boot.</para></listitem>
+                        </varlistentry>
                 </variablelist>
 
         </refsect1>
index 4708a35..0034c55 100644 (file)
@@ -3580,6 +3580,65 @@ finish:
         return r;
 }
 
+static int switch_root(DBusConnection *bus, char **args) {
+        DBusMessage *m = NULL, *reply = NULL;
+        unsigned l;
+        const char *root, *init;
+        DBusError error;
+        int r;
+
+        dbus_error_init(&error);
+
+        l = strv_length(args);
+        if (l < 2 || l > 3) {
+                log_error("Wrong number of arguments.");
+                return -EINVAL;
+        }
+
+        root = args[1];
+        init = l >= 3 ? args[2] : "";
+
+        m = dbus_message_new_method_call(
+                        "org.freedesktop.systemd1",
+                        "/org/freedesktop/systemd1",
+                        "org.freedesktop.systemd1.Manager",
+                        "SwitchRoot");
+        if (!m) {
+                log_error("Could not allocate message.");
+                return -ENOMEM;
+        }
+
+        if (!dbus_message_append_args(
+                            m,
+                            DBUS_TYPE_STRING, &root,
+                            DBUS_TYPE_STRING, &init,
+                            DBUS_TYPE_INVALID)) {
+                log_error("Could not append arguments to message.");
+                r = -ENOMEM;
+                goto finish;
+        }
+
+        reply = dbus_connection_send_with_reply_and_block(bus, m, -1, &error);
+        if (!reply) {
+                log_error("Failed to issue method call: %s", bus_error_message(&error));
+                r = -EIO;
+                goto finish;
+        }
+
+        r = 0;
+
+finish:
+        if (m)
+                dbus_message_unref(m);
+
+        if (reply)
+                dbus_message_unref(reply);
+
+        dbus_error_free(&error);
+
+        return r;
+}
+
 static int set_environment(DBusConnection *bus, char **args) {
         DBusMessage *m = NULL, *reply = NULL;
         DBusError error;
@@ -4220,6 +4279,7 @@ static int systemctl_help(void) {
                "  reboot                          Shut down and reboot the system\n"
                "  kexec                           Shut down and reboot the system with kexec\n"
                "  exit                            Request user instance exit\n"
+               "  switch-root [ROOT] [INIT]       Change to a different root file system\n"
                "  suspend                         Suspend the system\n"
                "  hibernate                       Hibernate the system\n",
                program_invocation_short_name);
@@ -5169,7 +5229,8 @@ static int systemctl_main(DBusConnection *bus, int argc, char *argv[], DBusError
                 { "preset",                MORE,  2, enable_unit       },
                 { "mask",                  MORE,  2, enable_unit       },
                 { "unmask",                MORE,  2, enable_unit       },
-                { "link",                  MORE,  2, enable_unit       }
+                { "link",                  MORE,  2, enable_unit       },
+                { "switch-root",           MORE,  2, switch_root       },
         };
 
         int left;