[Whonix-devel] [systemd-devel] Can a systemd --user instance rely on After= of systemd --system instance?

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Sun Feb 26 21:35:27 CET 2017

On Sat, 25.02.17 17:34, Patrick Schleizer (patrick-mailinglists at whonix.org) wrote:

> Hi,
> I read, that a systemd --user instance cannot use Requires=.
> But what about After=? Can a systemd --user instance use
> After=some-system.service?

The units of the --user instance live in an entirely disjunct
namespace from those in the --system instance. Hence yes, you can
absolutely use After= and/or Requires= between two user services, but
it will always just be between two *user* services, and never between
a user and a system service, since the unit state engines of the
system and user instance are completely disconnected, as said.


Lennart Poettering, Red Hat

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