I read https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=825394#221, but I wonder what a "systemd login session" is? Is it called more frequently as a "systemd logind session"?

Is it some process? (like a lxsession process?) What is its process name or command name?

Is it itself a process session or process group? Is it related to the process session lead by thelogin process?


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    Cgroup. Again. You keep asking, just refuse every answer you get. – 炸鱼薯条德里克 Dec 22 '18 at 4:46
  • It's related to login because it is the program who do the authentication. Also you can see clearly login running inside the session when you login on the virtual console. – 炸鱼薯条德里克 Dec 22 '18 at 4:54
  • If I have logged into the virtual console for desktop environment, but have not logged into any text virtual console, there is no login process, but only systemd-logind process. Why is that? – Tim Dec 22 '18 at 4:56
  • Because when you login by Display Manager (or Login Manager, whatever name you like), agetty or any kind of getty doesn't run at all. The display manager do the authentication then talk to logind to create session. – 炸鱼薯条德里克 Dec 22 '18 at 4:59
  • What played the role of systemd-login, when sysvinit was used? – Tim Dec 22 '18 at 5:02

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