While away from home I decided to run a routine system update on all of my servers. While most of them completed successfully, the one I keep at home decided to break systemd-logind on reboot, this meant that logging in was woefully slow, minutes to open a shell or run a sudo command.

The kicker was that, this same service, aside from being broken, refuses to die when sent a SIGKILL meaning the server won’t reboot, staying frozen awaiting for a process to die that will never do.

As a result, until I get back home, some of my services have been taken offline returning gateway timeout or other error.

Also, merry Christmas for all of you.