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Re: Debian Buster release to partially drop non-systemd support




Jonathan Dowland <jmtd@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> On Thu, Oct 18, 2018 at 09:09:38AM +0100, Jonathan Dowland wrote:
>>Thanks for passing that along: I'm using it with Exim and haven't
>>noticed this particular problem, but it's useful to know it could
>>happen.
>
> Ah, because I have User=nobody, and so the systemd sub-process can't
> reap the privileged exim4 sub-process.
This is irrelevant.
Only processes spawned from "--user"  units are safe.
Processes spawned from system units are killed regardless of 'User="
stanza. (I observed this on units with "User=news")
KJ

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