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SubjectRe: [RFC] CONFIG_FORCE_MINIMALLY_SANE_CONFIG=y (was: Re: [RFC PATCH] x86/kconfig: Sanity-check config file during oldconfig)
On Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 09:20:22AM +0100, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> + # newer systemd silently relies on the presence of the epoll system call:
> + select EPOLL
> + select ANON_INODES
> +
> + # newer systemd silently hangs durig early init without these:
> + select PROC_SYSCTL
> + select SYSCTL
> + select POSIX_MQUEUE
> + select POSIX_MQUEUE_SYSCTL
> +
> + # systemd needs this syscall:
> + select FHANDLE
> +
> + # systemd needs devtmpfs: "systemd[1]: Failed to mount devtmpfs at /dev: No such device"
> + select DEVTMPFS
> +
> + # systemd needs tmpfs: "systemd[1]: Failed to mount tmpfs at /sys/fs/cgroup: No such file or directory"
> + select SHMEM
> + select TMPFS
> +
> + # systemd needs timerfd syscalls: "[ 8.198625] systemd[1]: Failed to create timerfd: Function not implemented^"
> + select TIMERFD
> +
> + # systemd needs signalfd support: "[ 45.536725] systemd[1]: Failed to allocate manager object: Function not implemented"
> + select SIGNALFD
> +
> + # systemd hangs during bootup without cgroup support:
> + select CGROUPS
> +
> + # systemd fails during bootup without this option, with a nonsensical message: "[DEPEND] Dependency failed for File System Check on /dev/sda1."
> + select FILE_LOCKING
> +
> + # systemd fails during bootup without this option:
> + select FSNOTIFY
> + select INOTIFY_USER

> And yes, many of these options are members of the 'SystemD debuggability Hall Of
> Shame'... It cost me many, many days of painful config-bisection to figure the
> often obscure dependencies out, so we might as well upstream this information.
>
> Many braincells died to bring us this information!

So why not group those under CONFIG_SYSTEMD_BLOWS? I still dont have a
machine with that turd on.

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