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- * modprobe.d drop-in is now shipped by default that sets bonding module
- option max_bonds=0. This overrides the kernel default, to avoid
- conflicts and ambiguity as to whether or not bond0 should be managed
- by networkd or not. This resolves multiple bugs of bond0 properties
- not being applied, when bond0 is configured with
- networkd. Distributors may choose to not package this, however in
- that case users will be prevented from correctly managing bond0
- interface using networkd.
+ * A new modprobe.d drop-in is now shipped by default that sets the
+ bonding module option max_bonds=0. This overrides the kernel default,
+ to avoid conflicts and ambiguity as to whether or not bond0 should be
+ managed by systemd-networkd or not. This resolves multiple issues
+ with bond0 properties not being applied, when bond0 is configured
+ with systemd-networkd. Distributors may choose to not package this,
+ however in that case users will be prevented from correctly managing
+ bond0 interface using systemd-networkd.
* systemd-analyze gained new verbs "get-log-level" and "get-log-target"
- which print the logging level and target of the system manager,
- respectively. They complement the existing "set-log-level" and
- "set-log-target" verbs, which can be used to change those values.
- * systemd-networkd .network DHCP setting UseMTU default has changed
- from false to true. Meaning, DHCP server advertised mtu setting is
- now applied by default. This resolves networking issues on low-mtu
- networks.
+ which print the logging level and target of the system manager. They
+ complement the existing "set-log-level" and "set-log-target" verbs
+ used to change those values.
+ * journald.conf gained a new boolean setting ReadKMsg= which defaults
+ to on. If turned off kernel log messages will not be read by
+ systemd-journald or included in the logs. It also gained a new
+ setting LineMax= for configuring the maximum line length in
+ STDOUT/STDERR log streams. The new default for this value is 48K, up
+ from the previous hardcoded 2048.
+ * A new unit setting RuntimeDirectoryPreserve= has been added, which
+ allows more detailed control of what to do with a runtime directory
+ configured with RuntimeDirectory= (i.e. a directory below /run or
+ $XDG_RUNTIME_DIR) after a unit is stopped.
+ * The RuntimeDirectory= setting for units gained support for creating
+ deeper subdirectories below /run or $XDG_RUNTIME_DIR, instead of just
+ one top-level directory.
+ * Units gained new options StateDirectory=, CacheDirectory=,
+ LogsDirectory= and ConfigurationDirectory= which are closely related
+ to RuntimeDirectory= but manage per-service directories below
+ /var/lib, /var/cache, /var/log and /etc. By making use of them it is
+ possible to write unit files which when activated automatically gain
+ properly owned service specific directories in these locations, thus
+ making unit files self-contained and increasing compatibility with
+ stateless systems and factory reset where /etc or /var are
+ unpopulated at boot. Matching these new settings there's also
+ StateDirectoryMode=, CacheDirectoryMode=, LogsDirectoryMode=,
+ ConfigurationDirectoryMode= for configuring the access mode of these
+ directories. These settings are particularly useful in combination
+ with DynamicUser=yes as they provide secure, properly-owned,
+ writable, and stateful locations for storage, excluded from the
+ sandbox that such services live in otherwise.
+ * Automake support has been removed from this release. systemd is now
+ Meson-only.
+ * systemd-journald will now aggressively cache client metadata during
+ runtime, speeding up log write performance under pressure. This comes
+ at a small price though: as much of the metadata is read
+ asynchronously from /proc/ (and isn't implicitly attached to log
+ datagrams by the kernel, like UID/GID/PID/SELinux are) this means the
+ metadata stored alongside a log entry might be slightly
+ out-of-date. Previously it could only be slightly newer than the log
+ message. The time window is small however, and given that the kernel
+ is unlikely to be improved anytime soon in this regard, this appears
+ acceptable to us.
+ * nss-myhostname/systemd-resolved will now by default synthesize an
+ A/AAAA resource record for the "_gateway" hostname, pointing to the
+ current default IP gateway. Previously it did that for the "gateway"
+ name, hampering adoption, as some distributions wanted to leave that
+ host name open for local use. The old behaviour may still be
+ requested at build time.
+ * systemd-networkd's [Address] section in .network files gained a new
+ Scope= setting for configuring the IP address scope. The [Network]
+ section gained a new boolean setting ConfigureWithoutCarrier= that
+ tells systemd-networkd to ignore link sensing when configuring the
+ device. The [DHCP] section gained a new Anonymize= boolean option for
+ turning on a number of options suggested in RFC 7844. A new
+ [RoutingPolicyRule] section has been added for configuring the IP
+ routing policy. The [Route] section has gained support for a new
+ Type= setting which permits configuring
+ blackhole/unreachable/prohibit routes.
+ * The [VRF] section in .netdev files gained a new Table= setting for
+ configuring the routing table to use. The [Tunnel] section gained a
+ new Independent= boolean field for configuring tunnels independent of
+ an underlying network interface. The [Bridge] section gained a new
+ GroupForwardMask= option for configuration of propagation of link
+ local frames between bridge ports.
+ * The WakeOnLan= setting in .link files gained support for a number of
+ new modes. A new TCP6SegmentationOffload= setting has been added for
+ configuring TCP/IPv6 hardware segmentation offload.
+ * The IPv6 RA sender implementation may now optionally send out RDNSS
+ and RDNSSL records to supply DNS configuration to peers.
+ * systemd-nspawn gained support for a new --system-call-filter= command
+ line option for adding and removing entries in the default system
+ call filter it applies. Moreover systemd-nspawn has been changed to
+ implement a system call whitelist instead of a blacklist.
+ * systemd-run gained support for a new --pipe command line option. If
+ used the STDIN/STDOUT/STDERR file descriptors passed to systemd-run
+ are directly passed on to the activated transient service
+ executable. This allows invoking arbitrary processes as systemd
+ services (for example to take benefit of dependency management,
+ accounting management, resource management or log management that is
+ done automatically for services) — while still allowing them to be
+ integrated in a classic UNIX shell pipeline.
+ * When a service sends RELOAD=1 via sd_notify() and reload propagation
+ using ReloadPropagationTo= is configured, a reload is now propagated
+ to configured units. (Previously this was only done on explicitly
+ requested reloads, using "systemctl reload" or an equivalent
+ command.)
+ * For each service unit a restart counter is now kept: it is increased
+ each time the service is restarted due to Restart=, and may be
+ queried using "systemctl show -p NRestarts …".
+ * New system call filter groups @aio, @sync, @chown, @setuid, @memlock,
+ @signal and @timer have been added, for usage with SystemCallFilter=
+ in unit files and the new --system-call-filter= command line option
+ of systemd-nspawn (see above).
+ * ExecStart= lines in unit files gained two new modifiers: when a
+ command line is prefixed with "!" the command will be executed as
+ configured, except for the credentials applied by
+ setuid()/setgid()/setgroups(). It is very similar to the pre-existing
+ "+", but does still apply namespacing options unlike "+". There's
+ also "!!" now, which is mostly identical, but becomes a NOP on
+ systems that support ambient capabilities. This is useful to write
+ unit files that work with ambient capabilities where possible but
+ automatically fall back to traditional privilege dropping mechanisms
+ on systems where this is not supported.
+ * ListenNetlink= settings in socket units now support RDMA netlink
+ sockets.
+ * A new unit file setting LockPersonality= has been added which permits
+ locking down the chosen execution domain ("personality") of a service
+ during runtime.
+ * A new special target "" has been added, which is
+ ordered before all text logins, and may be used to order services
+ before textual logins acquire access to the console.
+ * systemd will now attempt to load the virtio-rng.ko kernel module very
+ early on if a VM environment supporting this is detected. This should
+ improve entropy during early boot in virtualized environments.
+ * A _netdev option is now supported in /etc/crypttab that operates in a
+ similar way as the same option in /etc/fstab: it permits configuring
+ encrypted devices that need to be ordered after the network is up.
+ Following this logic, two new special targets
+ and have been
+ added that are to what and
+ are to
+ * Service units gained a new UnsetEnvironment= setting which permits
+ unsetting specific environment variables for services that are
+ normally passed to it (for example in order to mask out locale
+ settings for specific services that can't deal with it).
+ * Units acquired a new boolean option IPAccounting=. When turned on, IP
+ traffic accounting (packet count as well as byte count) is done for
+ the service, and shown as part of "systemctl status" or "systemd-run
+ --wait".
+ * Service units acquired two new options IPAddressAllow= and
+ IPAddressDeny=, taking a list of IPv4 or IPv6 addresses and masks,
+ for configuring a simple IP access control list for all sockets of
+ the unit. These options are available also on .slice and .socket
+ units, permitting flexible access list configuration for individual
+ services as well as groups of services (as defined by a slice unit),
+ including system-wide. Note that IP ACLs configured this way are
+ enforced on every single IPv4 and IPv6 socket created by any process
+ of the service unit, and apply to ingress as well as egress traffic.
+ * If CPUAccounting= or IPAccounting= is turned on for a unit a new
+ structured log message is generated each time the unit is stopped,
+ containing information about the consumed resources of this
+ invocation.
+ * A new setting KeyringMode= has been added to unit files, which may be
+ used to control how the kernel keyring is set up for executed
+ processes.
+ * "systemctl poweroff", "systemctl reboot", "systemctl halt",
+ "systemctl kexec" and "systemctl exit" are now always asynchronous in
+ behaviour (that is: these commands return immediately after the
+ operation was enqueued instead of waiting for the operation to
+ complete). Previously, "systemctl poweroff" and "systemctl reboot"
+ were asynchronous on systems using systemd-logind (i.e. almost
+ always, and like they were on sysvinit), and the other three commands
+ were unconditionally synchronous. With this release this is cleaned
+ up, and callers will see the same asynchronous behaviour on all
+ systems for all five operations.
+ * systemd-logind gained new Halt() and CanHalt() bus calls for halting
+ the system.
+ * .timer units now accept calendar specifications in other timezones
+ than UTC or the local timezone.
+ * The tmpfiles snippet var.conf has been changed to create
+ /var/log/btmp with access mode 0660 instead of 0600. It was owned by
+ the "utmp" group already, and it appears to be generally understood
+ that members of "utmp" can modify/flush the utmp/wtmp/lastlog/btmp
+ databases. Previously this was implemented correctly for all these
+ databases excepts btmp, which has been opened up like this now
+ too. Note that while the other databases are world-readable
+ (i.e. 0644), btmp is not and remains more restrictive.
+ * The systemd-resolve tool gained a new --reset-server-features
+ switch. When invoked like this systemd-resolved will forget
+ everything it learnt about the features supported by the configured
+ upstream DNS servers, and restarts the feature probing logic on the
+ next resolver look-up for them at the highest feature level
+ again.
+ * The status dump systemd-resolved sends to the logs upon receiving
+ SIGUSR1 now also includes information about all DNS servers it is
+ configured to use, and the features levels it probed for them.
+ Contributions from: Abdó Roig-Maranges, Alan Jenkins, Alexander
+ Kuleshov, Andreas Rammhold, Andrew Jeddeloh, Andrew Soutar, Ansgar
+ Burchardt, Beniamino Galvani, Benjamin Berg, Benjamin Robin, Charles
+ Huber, Christian Hesse, Daniel Berrange, Daniel Kahn Gillmor, Daniel
+ Mack, Daniel Rusek, Daniel Șerbănescu, Davide Cavalca, Dimitri John
+ Ledkov, Diogo Pereira, Djalal Harouni, Dmitriy Geels, Dmitry Torokhov,
+ ettavolt, Evgeny Vereshchagin, Fabio Kung, Felipe Sateler, Franck Bui,
+ Hans de Goede, Harald Hoyer, Insun Pyo, Ivan Kurnosov, Ivan Shapovalov,
+ Jakub Wilk, Jan Synacek, Jason Gunthorpe, Jeremy Bicha, Jérémy Rosen,
+ John Lin, jonasBoss, Jonathan Lebon, Jonathan Teh, Jon Ringle, Jörg
+ Thalheim, Jouke Witteveen, juga0, Justin Capella, Justin Michaud,
+ Kai-Heng Feng, Lennart Poettering, Lion Yang, Luca Bruno, Lucas
+ Werkmeister, Lukáš Nykrýn, Marcel Hollerbach, Marcus Lundblad, Martin
+ Pitt, Michael Biebl, Michael Grzeschik, Michal Sekletar, Mike Gilbert,
+ Neil Brown, Nicolas Iooss, Patrik Flykt, pEJipE, Piotr Drąg, Russell
+ Stuart, S. Fan, Shengyao Xue, Stefan Pietsch, Susant Sahani, Tejun Heo,
+ Thomas Miller, Thomas Sailer, Tobias Hunger, Tomasz Pala, Tom
+ Gundersen, Tommi Rantala, Topi Miettinen, Torstein Husebø, userwithuid,
+ Vasilis Liaskovitis, Vito Caputo, WaLyong Cho, William Douglas, Xiang
+ Fan, Yu Watanabe, Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek
+ — Berlin, 2017-10-06