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An Introduction to the Linux Boot and Startup Processes

Understanding the Linux boot and startup processes is important to being able to both configure Linux and to resolving startup issues. This article presents an overview of the bootup sequence using the GRUB2 bootloader and the startup sequence as performed by the systemd initialization system. In...
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This article will give you a taste of the tools systemd offers for system administration.

5 systemd Tools You Should Start Using Now

Once you get over systemd's rude departure from the plain-text, script-laden System V of yore, it turns out to be quite nifty and comes with an equally nifty toolbox. In this article, we'll be looking at four of those tools, plus one you're probably already familiar with but haven't used in the way...
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Mitigating dirtyc0w with systemd

Basic mitigation Known exploits for the CVE-2016–5195 vulnerability involve the madvise syscall, so it’s possible to mitigate by excluding the necessary call via a systemd service or container configuration. This is easy with for a systemd unit: [Service] SystemCallFilter=~madviseThe tilde after...
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Systemd Bug Allows Ordinary User to Crash Linux Systems

The systemd project is yet to release a fix for a bug that was disclosed on 28 September but at least one GNU/Linux distribution has patched the same. The bug, allowing a user to crash a system by using a short command as an ordinary user, was disclosed by a developer named Andrew Ayer. After...
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Writing systemd Units

Systemd has become the defacto new standard init for Linux-based systems. While not everyone has made the switch yet, pretty much all the major distros have made the decision to switch. For most people this has not meant all that much yet, other than a lot of controversy. Systemd has built in SysV...
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Demystify GNU/Linux boot process with Systemd

The boot process in Systemd Basically there to ways of booting GNU/Linux the initramfs way or using a disk partition specifier in your kernel configuration. I won't explain how the later works but you can specify the root device as a kernel parameter eg. in grub like root=/dev/sda1 or whatever fits...
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Learn how to clean up your Linux startup process.

Cleaning Up Your Linux Startup Process

The average general-purpose Linux distribution launches all kinds of stuff at startup, including a lot of services that don't need to be running. Bluetooth, Avahi, ModemManager, ppp-dns… What are these things, and who needs them? Systemd provides a lot of good tools for seeing what happens during...
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