systemd.scope — Scope unit configuration
Scope units are not configured via unit configuration files,
but are only created programmatically using the bus interfaces of
systemd. They are named similar to filenames. A unit whose name
ends in "
.scope" refers to a scope unit. Scopes
units manage a set of system processes. Unlike service units, scope
units manage externally created processes, and do not fork off
processes on its own.
The main purpose of scope units is grouping worker processes of a system service for organization and for managing resources.
be used to easily launch a command in a new scope unit from the
See the New Control Group Interfaces for an introduction on how to make use of scope units from programs.
Implicit dependencies may be added as result of resource control parameters as documented in systemd.resource-control(5).
The following dependencies are added unless
DefaultDependencies=no is set:
Scope units will automatically have dependencies of
shutdown.target. These ensure
that scope units are removed prior to system
shutdown. Only scope units involved with early boot or
late system shutdown should disable