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       systemd.slice - Slice unit configuration


       A unit configuration file whose name ends in ".slice" encodes information
       about a slice unit. A slice unit 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

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

       By default, service and scope units are placed in system.slice, virtual
       machines and containers registered with systemd-machined(8) are found in
       machine.slice, and user sessions handled by systemd-logind(8) in
       user.slice. See systemd.special(7) for more information.

       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.

   Implicit Dependencies
       The following dependencies are implicitly added:

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

   Default Dependencies
       The following dependencies are added unless DefaultDependencies=no is

       •   Slice units will automatically have dependencies of type Conflicts=
           and Before= on These ensure that slice units are
           removed prior to system shutdown. Only slice units involved with late
           system shutdown should disable DefaultDependencies= option.

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

        1. New Control Group Interfaces

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