SYSTEMD.SLICE(5)                systemd.slice               SYSTEMD.SLICE(5)

NAME         top

       systemd.slice - Slice unit configuration

SYNOPSIS         top


DESCRIPTION         top

       A unit configuration file whose name ends in ".slice" encodes
       information about a slice which is a concept for hierarchically
       managing resources of a group of processes. This management is
       performed by creating a node in the Linux Control Group (cgroup)
       tree. Units that manage processes (primarily scope and service units)
       may be assigned to a specific slice. For each slice, certain resource
       limits may be set that apply to all processes of all units contained
       in that slice. Slices are organized hierarchically in a tree. The
       name of the slice encodes the location in the tree. The name consists
       of a dash-separated series of names, which describes the path to the
       slice from the root slice. The root slice is named, -.slice. Example:
       foo-bar.slice is a slice that is located within foo.slice, which in
       turn is located in the root slice -.slice.

       Note that slice units cannot be templated, nor is possible to add
       multiple names to a slice unit by creating additional symlinks to it.

       By default, service and scope units are placed in system.slice,
       virtual machines and containers registered with systemd-machined(1)
       are found in machine.slice, and user sessions handled by
       systemd-logind(1) in user.slice. See systemd.special(5) for more

       See systemd.unit(5) for the common options of all unit configuration
       files. The common configuration items are configured in the generic
       [Unit] and [Install] sections. The slice specific configuration
       options are configured in the [Slice] section. Currently, only
       generic resource control settings as described in
       systemd.resource-control(5) are allowed.

       See the New Control Group Interfaces[1] for an introduction on how to
       make use of slice units from programs.


       Slice units automatically gain dependencies of type After= and
       Requires= on their immediate parent slice unit.

       Unless DefaultDependencies=false is used in the "[Unit]" section,
       slice units will implicitly have dependencies of type Conflicts= and
       Before= on These ensure that slice units are removed
       prior to system shutdown. Only slice units involved with early boot
       or late system shutdown should disable this option.

SEE ALSO         top

       systemd(1), systemd.unit(5), systemd.resource-control(5),
       systemd.service(5), systemd.scope(5), systemd.special(7),

NOTES         top

        1. New Control Group Interfaces

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