Interrupting systemd services

#1

How can I interrupt systemd services during bootup?

On certain conditions, services can take several minutes to complete and can be annoying ie.

[ ***  ] A start job is running for DHCP Client (37s / 1min 46s) 

Hitting Esc or Ctrl+C does not seem to make a difference.

#2

Alas no. Systemd is highly parallel so it wouldn’t know what job to cancel.

But you can reduce the timeout globally with TimeoutStartSec

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