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    Phoronix: Systemd-homed: Systemd Now Working To Improve Home Directory Handling

    Kicking off today in Berlin is the annual All Systems Go conference focused on systemd and other user-space components. Systemd lead developer Lennart Poettering presented on systemd-homed as a new component to systemd that is focused on improving home directory handling...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...=systemd-homed

  • #2
    Welcome homed.

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    • #3
      I'm not sure why systemd isn't handling all my internet banking passwords for me yet. Or my credit card numbers. Or automatically filing my taxes returns.

      These problems aren't going to jump up and solve themselves, Lennart. Get busy hacking together a solution, like yesterday!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by 144Hz View Post
        Welcome homed.
        You've just been homed.

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        • #5
          I guess this is for multi user or multi seat... ?

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          • #6
            Now I need systemd-homied to manage guest accounts

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            • #7
              Later ...
              Systemd-userd
              Ensure system is not poisoned by the user presence is the next ambition for systemd.

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              • #8
                Too much words. But I can't understand what interesting use cases can systemd-homed.

                Can anyone provide some really useful ways to use this? To me, it seems Lennart is really bored and doesn't know what to invent.

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                • #9
                  Use case === whatever Lennart wants to do.

                  Your use case === If it's not what Lennart wants to do, it's not a valid use case.

                  Flame me, whatever, I really really don't care.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by timofonic View Post
                    Too much words. But I can't understand what interesting use cases can systemd-homed.

                    Can anyone provide some really useful ways to use this? To me, it seems Lennart is really bored and doesn't know what to invent.
                    All of your usual user program configuration files, password lists, etc will become stored on an encrypted loopback image making it so we should, in theory, be able to take that image from OS to OS to OS and have all our user settings and whatnot intact and working. That assumes that all those OSs have the same programs installed...

                    But, disregard the OS hopping scenario, it would be really useful for OS upgrades, assist distribution maintainers with migrating to having a read-only root and using atomic updates since it attempts to move some of the files end users have to tweak under /etc to the user image, in corporate environments where every PC has the same crap installed all we'd have to do is load our image from a network drive so any PC in those environments could be used by anyone and have our personalized tweaks, sudo password, GPG keys, etc.

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