Systemd Kills Off Shutdownd

Written by Michael Larabel in systemd on 24 April 2015 at 12:46 PM EDT. 37 Comments
Systemd has eliminated shutdownd, one of the oldest components of this controversial init system, but its removal isn't because systemd is going on a diet.

The original shutdownd implementation for handling shutdown-related tasks within systemd has been killed as the functionality has now moved into logind. With a round of logind improvements sent in today by Daniel Mack, logind handles the responsibilities once managed by shutdownd, as such the old implementation has been killed.

Logind now has .ScheduleShutdown and .CancelScheduledShutdown methods and /run/nologin and /run/systemd/shutdown/scheduled, among other additions for providing shutdown parity to the now-former shutdownd.

These changes will be part of the upcoming systemd 220 release, which is becoming quite a huge release. In the two months since systemd 219 there's been the new EFI boot manager, greater Btrfs support, a reboot to EFI option, and much more.
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