|Summary:||Systemd must be made more verbose|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Artem S. Tashkinov <aros>|
|Status:||CLOSED CANTFIX||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Version:||20||CC:||aros, johannbg, lnykryn, msekleta, plautrba, systemd-maint, vpavlin, zbyszek|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2014-01-23 18:29:49 UTC||Type:||Bug|
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Description Artem S. Tashkinov 2014-01-18 09:20:12 UTC
I'm sure this bug won't receive any attention and it's gonna be closed as unreproduciable and meaningless but still. Is it possible to show the current state or _every_ undertaken action of systemd as a fixed string at the top of the screen? I mean let all systemd messages on start up and shut down be shown as usual, e.g. as a scrolling list. But the current state of systemd should be shown at the top, e.g. ┌─────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┐ │Systemd: waiting for X to start|waiting for X to stop -> fixed on top │ │Action1 ... │Action1 ... │[OK] Action1 started │Action2 ... │Action2 ... │[OK] Action1 stopped | etc. | | └─────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┘ Systemd: waiting for X to start|waiting for X to stop|un/mounting this or that|loading module A/B/C|Setting hostname|etc. etc. etc. In short _every_ systemd action which can be described in some way should be shown. Why am I asking that? I've just installed Fedora 20 and on reboot systemd hung. Of course, I pressed Esc to exit plymouth to see what's going on with systemd but nothing - it showed pretty much nothing to identify what was going on. I couldn't even Sysrq+S-U-B since Fedora developers decided that U and B must be enabled.
Comment 1 Lennart Poettering 2014-01-23 13:04:48 UTC
Note that systemd will show what it is waiting for after a bit of time passed if plymouth is not used, to help the admin figure our what is going wrong. It will even show a small animation next to it after that time passed ("eye of sauron"). This current logic is simple, but quite robust, I am surprised that you didn't see that output? Writing something in more complex ways to the beginning of the screen is not really possible without full ncurses hook-up or losing the ability to work on a big part of the existing terminals without problems. What kind of terminal and boot display are you using? plymouth? VT?
Comment 2 Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek 2014-01-23 13:18:57 UTC
(In reply to Lennart Poettering from comment #1) > ("eye of sauron"). cylon?
Comment 3 Artem S. Tashkinov 2014-01-23 18:29:49 UTC
> This current logic is simple, but quite robust, I am surprised that you didn't see that output? I waited for at least a minute before I hard reset the PC, so I'm not sure this so called "eye of sauron" indeed works as intended. Anyways, next time I will wait for a sufficient amount of time before raising the alarm and this time I'm closing this bug report. > What kind of terminal and boot display are you using? plymouth? VT? I'm on default Fedora installation so I've no idea what that is. Plymouth is indeed installed.