Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1255166
manpage systemd --test flag is not clearly explained
Last modified: 2016-01-12 08:59:34 EST
Description of problem:
Please expand the systemd manpage in relation to the `--test` flag. We need to explicitly say that it can only be run in maintenance mode and/or that it's not something you typically run. Right now it can be interpreted as you'll get a list of the startup sequence, which is really not possible since systemd uses socket activation and you can't get everything (socket activation is dynamic and not deterministic).
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. man systemd
2. search for "--test"
The "--test" option is unclear.
We need to explicitly say that it can only be run in maintenance mode and/or that it's not something you typically run.
I think that from the current description it is clear:
Determine startup sequence, dump it and exit. This is an option useful for debugging only.
Thanks, Lukáš. I think part of the issue was the --test functionality was broken in RHEL 7.1. Since this is working as expected in RHEL 7.2 I can understand this being closed.