Ohai detects data about your operating system. It can be used standalone, but its primary purpose is to provide node data to Chef.
Ohai will print out a JSON data blob for all the known data about your system. When used with Chef, that data is reported back via node attributes.
Chef distributes ohai as a RubyGem. This README is for developers who want to modify the Ohai source code. For users who want to write plugins for Ohai, see the docs:
- General documentation: https://docs.chef.io/ohai.html
- Custom plugin documentation: https://docs.chef.io/ohai_custom.html
Before working on the code, if you plan to contribute your changes, you should read the contributing guidelines:
The basic process for contributing is:
- Fork this repo on GitHub.
- Create a feature branch for your work.
- Make your change, including tests.
- Submit a pull request.
Ohai's development dependencies should be installed with bundler. Just
bundle install in the root of the repo.
We use RSpec for unit/spec tests. To run the full suite, run:
bundle exec rake spec
You can run individual test files by running the rspec executable:
bundle exec rspec spec/unit/FILE.rb
Ohai has some Rake tasks for doing various things.
rake -T rake build # Build the gem file ohai-$VERSION.gem rake install # install the gem locally rake install:local # install the gem locally without network access rake release # Create tag $VERSION, build gem, and push to Rubygems rake spec # Run RSpec tests ($VERSION is the current version, from the GemSpec in Rakefile)
Ohai - system information application
- Author:: Adam Jacob (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Copyright:: Copyright (c) 2008-2016 Chef Software, Inc.
- License:: Apache License, Version 2.0
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