Bug#773386: release-notes: Systemd related updates to "before reboot" and Recovery proceedures
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On 2014-12-17 20:37, Niels Thykier wrote:
> Package: release-notes
> Severity: normal
> Tags: jessie
> (X-CC to systemd maintainers for input)
> The release notes have a "Prepare for recovery" and "Things
> to do before rebooting" section. They currently does not cover any
> systemd related preparation.
> I believe we should consider covering some/all of:
> * My system does not boot after upgrading to systemd. How do I figure out
> what the problem is and how do I get a shell/some method to fix it?
This seems to have partly forked into #774233, so please follow up with
relevant information to that.
> * Is there someone I can do to check for issues after upgrading but before
> rebooting? Like do we have a tool to report:
> - There are cycles in your init configuration between the following
> services / init.d scripts.
> - You have an old init.d script laying around that is likely to break
> stuff because of reason X
> - etc.
Still hoping for more information here. I would strongly prefer that we
could have users test their box before hitting reboot.
> So far, I got following for recovery:
> * (When boot fails) Reboot and alter kernel command line to include
Covered in #774233
> * (Before reboot or from rescue shell) Run systemctl enable
> debug-shell.service to get a (passwordless) root shell on TTY9
> "just in case"
Should possibly be included in #774233 as well, but I forgot it in my draft.
> * (Before upgrade) Back up /sbin/init and use it on the kernel cmd line
> as last resort [Presumably Jessie-only]
As Andrei pointed out, the sysvinit package handles this.
> On the "before reboot", I got nothing so far. I am hoping you do.
> If you got known issues to be documented in the Release Notes (or
> other suggestions for improvements), please file additional bugs.
> We got some items covered in , but I would not be surprised if I
> had missed one or some of the existing ones could be improved.
Such extra bugs are still welcome!