#241 [Talk-50] Why does the boot loader care about gnome-terminal?
Closed: Talk Scheduled 2 years ago by riecatnor. Opened 2 years ago by zbyszek.

Questions/Requested Information

This year our contributor conference will be virtual! You have the option to submit live or pre-recorded sessions.

What is your proposal?

Why are we adding connections between pieces of software at widely different levels?

  • the graphical user session talks to the boot loader to set boot-loader flags (systemd-bless-boot, grub-boot-sucess)
  • the system manager mounts and unmounts user directories (systemd-homed)
  • user directories are moved onto the main system partition (btrfs)
  • systemd units are used for user-level applications
  • systemd is taking over the management of gnome session
  • systemd generators manage desktop unit autostart (xdg-autostart-generator)
  • desktop services talk to the kernel memory manager (uresourced)
  • userspace services take memory management away from the kernel (earlyoom, systemd-oomd)

Instead of having nicely separated layers we are moving towards a system where everything seems to know about everything (and systemd has an ever-growing contact surface). All components are becoming more complicated and entangled. Where is the process going, what is the motivation, are there any gains, will this ever stop?

I want to discuss the developments in the list above, show that they make sense and are not as dangerous as some people say, listen to even more ideas about integration of components.

Who in addition to the speaker needs to be in the virtual room for this to succeed? This could be the audience you need to reach, other participants in the conversation, or other stakeholders.

Members of various teams, especially Workstation. Too many people too list.

Is this a…

  • 50 minute Talk

Anything else we need to know?

Who are you?

  • Name: Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek
  • FAS ID: zbyszek
  • IRC Nick, if not FAS ID:
  • Timezone: Europe/Warsaw

Metadata Update from @riecatnor:
- Issue tagged with: General

2 years ago

Your session has been accepted for Nest with Fedora. Please review the attached schedule (PDF) and advise ASAP if there are any conflicts. The timezone used for the attached schedule is EST. Schedule will be locked by Tuesday August 4th. If you have further questions or need assistance, feel free to email mnordin@redhat.com or drop those inquiries on this ticket. Thanks!


Metadata Update from @riecatnor:
- Issue tagged with: Talk Accepted

2 years ago

Hi! Nest with Fedora is beginning shortly. I want to thank you for speaking at this years contributor conference, your time and effort is appreciated :)

I have outlined the basic process for speakers below. If you have questions, feel free to drop them here and I will do my best to answer them before the event begins.

How to get to your session:
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Sessions are set up as moderated by the speakers. There is a maximum of 10 people on screen at once, though people can leave the screen and different attendees can request permission to join. The speaker(moderator) will have a moderation panel on the bottom left hand side to allow or deny the request. If you feel you need someone besides yourself to help with moderation, please make sure they are registered for the event and provide their full name here. Anyone can watch and participate in the chat. Sessions will be recorded.

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If you have technical issues during your session, contact one of the attendees labelled "Organiser" or myself, Marie Nordin, through the platforms direct message function.


  • riecatnor

Thank you for your participation at Nest with Fedora, it is appreciated. It was a great event and we have received a bunch of positive feedback.

Please attach slides or a link to slides here, and I will close the ticket as complete. If you did not use slides during your session, please comment to let me know.


Metadata Update from @riecatnor:
- Issue close_status updated to: Talk Scheduled
- Issue status updated to: Closed (was: Open)

2 years ago

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