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Re: RFC: Reboot behavior for kexec-tools package

On Fri, 22 Sept 2023 at 21:29, Khalid Aziz <khalid@debian.org> wrote:
> On 9/22/23 2:01 PM, Luca Boccassi wrote:
> > On Fri, 22 Sept 2023 at 20:41, Khalid Aziz <khalid@debian.org> wrote:
> >>
> >> Any comments/feedback? I intend to proceed with implementing new
> >> behavior next week after Wednesday unless there are objections or other
> >> ideas.
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > In the next version of systemd, due in trixie in a couple of months,
> > we are going to move the kexec-if-loaded behaviour from systemctl to
> > logind itself. Also, we are going to integrate it with the new
> > soft-reboot feature, so that it also automatically soft-reboots if a
> > new rootfs has been loaded. So I would recommend to do no automation
> > at all in kexec-tools, and let systemd handle it, so that it can be
> > integrated with other reboot types and so on. Thanks.
> Hi Luca,
> I am planning to include a new script in kexec-tools package which will
> be installed as /sbin/kexec-load-kernel. This script uses
> /etc/default/kexec to determine which kexec kernel to load and loads it
> ready for kexec reboot. My plan was to also include a kexec-reboot
> script which simply does "/sbin/kexec-load-kernel; /usr/bin/systemctl
> kexec". Neither of those automates kexec reboots but I can leave the
> kexec-reboot script out if that works better with upcoming systemd
> changes. kexec-load-kernel just makes the task of loading a kexec image
> more user-friendly. Opinion?

That sounds good to me, having more helper tools that can be used when
needed is useful and certainly doesn't hurt.

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