On Tue, Oct 24, 2000 at 14:56 -0700, Jordan Hubbard wrote:
> > [ ... NetBSD (or Linux?) like rc scripts ... ]
> So, who wants to do a proof-of-concept implementation for
> -current which integrates with our existing rc.conf mechanism?
> In order to obey POLA, we should at least have the separate
> scripts switch off the same knobs whenever possible.
I do. As far as I understand the new scripts typically look
something like this:
- am I (the special service) enabled?
- is my executable present?
- is my config present?
- optional: are my prerequisited (neighbour / underlying
- start me up, obeying flags if present
All of this is currently done in the monolithic block, too. I
don't see the difference yet (except for splitting the logically
distinct functions apart into "natural" groups).
What's new is:
- include the general config at the start (and yes, in every
single script -- but this should be neglectable in terms of
speed penalty and makes them work separately, too -- which is a
real big gain!)
- maybe include (source) some common code like
- determining pids belonging to program names
- starting processes in an supervised or backgrounded or any
other special way
- have some printouts, error level summary, etc
but I don't see FreeBSD having this level of "rc lib" as NetBSD
has in rc.subr or even RedHat has in /etc/rc.d/functions(sp?).
So only the sourced rc.conf (default and customized) remains.
The real new part eating most of the time to implement is the
shutdown path (which I understand to be somewhat absent in
FreeBSD right now, "kill -TERM everything" seems to do the job
> It's something I'd be willing to do, I guess. I have some
> history with the rc.foo files. :)
Tell me what I can do to help. I'm willing to contribute, too.
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