Commit 80cfe9e1 authored by Dr. Tilmann Bubeck's avatar Dr. Tilmann Bubeck Committed by Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek

Do no isolate in case of emergency or severe problems

This patch changes and systemd-fsck to not use
"isolate" when going into emergency.
This fixes

The motivation is, that when something wents wrong, we should
keep everything as it is, to let the user fix the problem. When
isolating we stop a lot of services and therefore change the
system heavily so that it gets harder for the user to fix.

An example is a crypted partition. When the fsck in a crypted
partition fails, it previously used "emergency/start/isolate"
which stops cryptsetup. Therefore if the user tries to fsck
e.g. /dev/mapper/luks-356c20ae-c7a2-4f1c-ae1d-1d290a91b691
as printed by the failing fsck, then it will not find this
device (because it got closed).

So please apply this patch to let the user see the failing


[zj: removed dead isolate param from start_target().]
parent 9607d947
......@@ -41,10 +41,10 @@ static bool arg_skip = false;
static bool arg_force = false;
static bool arg_show_progress = false;
static void start_target(const char *target, bool isolate) {
static void start_target(const char *target) {
DBusMessage *m = NULL, *reply = NULL;
DBusError error;
const char *mode, *basic_target = "";
const char *mode = "replace", *basic_target = "";
DBusConnection *bus = NULL;
......@@ -56,11 +56,6 @@ static void start_target(const char *target, bool isolate) {
goto finish;
if (isolate)
mode = "isolate";
mode = "replace";
log_info("Running request %s/start/%s", target, mode);
if (!(m = dbus_message_new_method_call("org.freedesktop.systemd1", "/org/freedesktop/systemd1", "org.freedesktop.systemd1.Manager", "StartUnitReplace"))) {
......@@ -389,10 +384,10 @@ int main(int argc, char *argv[]) {
if (status.si_code == CLD_EXITED && (status.si_status & 2) && root_directory)
/* System should be rebooted. */
start_target(SPECIAL_REBOOT_TARGET, false);
else if (status.si_code == CLD_EXITED && (status.si_status & 6))
/* Some other problem */
start_target(SPECIAL_EMERGENCY_TARGET, true);
else {
log_warning("Ignoring error.");
......@@ -10,4 +10,4 @@ Description=Local File Systems
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