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There are a few rather brand specific issues related to how SMF works inside of
them. This README describes how the different pieces interact and where they are
defined. Note that this README only applies to the Joyent-style sparse zones. It
does not apply to the KVM brand or the traditional ipkg and S10 branded zones.
# Per-brand manifests file
Each brand has a file called `manifests`. This file lists the set of manifests
that the brand cares about being available to the zone. It is formatted as:
<manifest_name> <enabled | disabled> [noimport]
Examples are:
network/smb/client.xml disabled
network/ssh.xml enabled
system/cron.xml disabled noimport
The use of enabled or disabled determines the default disposition of the service
when it is imported.
The use of `noimport` is optional and has specific meaning for the
joyent-minimal brand only at this time. Not specifying anything there is the
equivalent of saying that this manifest should always be imported.
This list is used in various places throughout the rest of the system for
determining what shows up in the SMF repositories by default and what shows up
in /lib/svc/manifest.
# Files in /lib/svc/manifest
/lib/svc/manifest is part of the sparse filesystem that gets placed into every
zone. Unlike /usr, /lib/svc/manifest is brand specific. The zones service
(svc:/system/zones:default) is responsible for creating the per-brand
/lib/svc/manifest directories and they live in /zones/manifests/<brand-name>.
This brand specific directory is lofs-mounted read-only into each zone.
The presence of the enabled and disabled option in the brand's manifests file
determine whether or not the service is enabled by default when imported. The
xml file is changed to match the setting.
# Initial SMF repositories
SMF in the minimal brand works differently than it does in the normal Joyent
Brand when it comes to specifying the initial services that are inside of the
dataset and what files are in the SMF repository.
SMF has the notion of a `seed repository`. This repository is the initial one
that is used or copied for new zones. This repository contains various services
already imported, whether or not they are enabled or disabled, and the various
service properties.
The traditional `joyent` brand gets this from the dataset itself. In other words,
the database is already populated with the proper SMF state.
In the `joyent-minimal` brand we handle this differently. We want to be able to
reuse the datasets that exist but not be stuck with their rather large seed
repositories that contain many things which are harmful in the minimal context,
particularly manifest import (both the early and normal kind). To handle this
the joyent-minimal brand defines a seed repository of its own that gets
installed at zone creation time and replaces any existing repository.
This seed repository is generated using the `svc.configd-native` and
`svccfg-native` binaries. Every manifest listed in the brand's manifests file is
included unless it has the `noimport` option specified. If that is the case, it
will not be imported into the SMF repository by default, but will still be
available for manual import in /lib/svc/manifest. With the minimal brand, only
the bare minimum number of manifests should be imported else that such a zone
might want should be marked `noimport`.
# Using non-imported manifests
To use one of the manifests that exists but hasn't been imported is pretty easy.
At some point in time after the initial creation of the zone (during the first
boot setup script for example), you can import the service. For example, if you
were going to import the cron service you would run:
svccfg import /var/svc/manifest/system/cron.xml
Next, you need to potentially enable the service depending on the default
disposition of the service. You enable the service by running:
svcadm enable -s <service>
Adding the `-s` flag causes the enabling to be synchronous. If you do not
include the flag then it will poke svc.startd to enable the service and return.
If the service is already enabled by default, then this is safe to run and it
won't change anything. It is safer to just always enable or disable the service
after importing it based on your needs.
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