Systemd 228 Arrives with New Features

David Herrmann recently announced the release of systemd 228. Systemd 228 comes with several new properties updates. Notable features includes¬†various memory-related resource limit settings (such as LimitAS=) now understand the usual K, M, G.¬†Behaviour of networkd’s IPForward= option changed (again). It will no longer maintain a per-interface setting, but propagate one way from interfaces where this is enabled to the global kernel setting.


  • systemd-detect-virt gained a new –chroot switch to detect whether execution takes place in a chroot() environment. * CPUAffinity= now takes CPU index ranges in addition to individual indexes
  • Slice units may now be created transiently via the bus APIs, similar to the way service and scope units may already be created transiently.
  • See mailing list for more details on the systemd 228 changes
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