Message: previous - next
Month: May 2017

Re: [trinity-devel] Re: Stretch: systemd default target multi-user is ignored

From: Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <lkcl@...>
Date: Fri, 5 May 2017 12:22:08 +0100
crowd-funded eco-conscious hardware:

On Fri, May 5, 2017 at 9:56 AM, deloptes <deloptes@...> wrote:
> Felix Miata wrote:
> Thank you Felix for the explanation
>> So, the subject question is whether this absence of difference between
>> and using TDE on Stretch is expected
>> and normal?
> If it does something that is not expected, it is obviously not normal.
> Someone log a bug, add a patch and it is done.
> Perhaps no one tested multi user aka no ... For example if
> I install TDE, I expect it to come up with login manager ... why would I
> still expect a console login, when I have installed TDE?

 because something may go wrong with the login manager.  filesystem
corruption could result, meaning that the login manager completely
fails and will not permit a login of any kind (i have actually
genuinely had this happen: it turned out to be that /home was not
writeable), and you would otherwise need to take the drastic action of
rebooting into "init 1" to recover...


 let's assume that there are mission-critical files still being served
up from the machine: other users (over a network) are connected to
something on the machine (its printers, whatever doesn't matter) so
you CAN'T just reboot it...

 i would expect under these circumstances to just be able to press
"Ctrl-Alt-F1" and to log in at a text console as root.

 if that's *not possible* then it's a severe bug.