When booting systemd on a system without KMS (e.g. in a virtualised environment) and I remove the quiet boot parameter, I get a lot of failing SysV LSB services.
If I check there status with systemctl status, it shows a return code of 209/STDOUT
I used virt-manager to create a default Debian squeeze base system.
You can find the image file including the libvirt config at
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> When booting systemd on a system without KMS (e.g. in a virtualised
I have to add, that I can reproduce that on physical hardware (on my laptop) if I disable KMS support.
I wonder if this is an instance of the EIO problem described here:
If so I am tempted to say that the removal of the BKL in .38 is the fix here.b
So I discussed this now with Kay, and we came to the conclusion that we do need to retry opening a TTY on EIO, and this is what systemd git now does. It's ugly, but the kernel folks won't fix this for us properly.
Closing this bug now, since I assume this settles the issue. If the problem isn't fixed by this, please reopen.