On Mon, 26.09.16 07:02, Marc Haber (mh+systemd-de...@zugschlus.de) wrote: > On Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 10:52:50AM +1300, Sergei Franco wrote: > > The emergency mode assumes console access, which requires physical access, > > which is quiet difficult if the machine is remote. > > It does also assume knowledge of the root password, which is in > enterprise environments not often the case. Enterprises usually have > root passwords stowed away in a safe, behind a three-headed guard dog, > requiring management approval, and > 2 eyes mechanisms, and usually > have password-changing processes attached that touch other machines > sharign the same root password as well (for example because the root > password hash is stamped into the golden image). > > Many enterprise environments that I know have their processes geared > in a way that the root password is not needed in daily operation. > Login via ssh key, privilege escalation via sudo. > > systemd requiring the root password because some tertiary file system > doesn't mount is a nuisance for those environments. > > Some sites have resorted to adding "nofail" to all fstab lines just to > find themselves with the next issue since the initramfs of some > distributions doesn't know this option yet.
"nofail" has been around as long as fstab has been around really. It's not a systemd invention. Lennart -- Lennart Poettering, Red Hat _______________________________________________ systemd-devel mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/systemd-devel