On Fri, 04.11.16 16:14, Marc Haber (mh+systemd-de...@zugschlus.de) wrote: > On Thu, Nov 03, 2016 at 10:55:35PM +0100, Lennart Poettering wrote: > > 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. > > I cannot say anything about that, I don't have any non-systemd > machines left. However, that machines stop booting and require the > root password is a totally new experience for me that came with systemd.
Well, some distros ignored the return value of mount -a, we generally try to not to ignore error conditoins, in particular if they might be relevant for security. Lennart -- Lennart Poettering, Red Hat _______________________________________________ systemd-devel mailing list email@example.com https://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/systemd-devel