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solaris 10: add new svc

Hi guys,
I want to add a new 'service' to Solaris 10. Does anyone have any documentation that tells how to do that?

I have gone through a bunch of stuff on the net that tells how to enable, disable services, find whats wrong with a service and so on. All conveniently skip mention of how to actually add a new service of your own.

I checked the files in /var/svc/manifest, and I know that they are the xmls that are used by the svcadm and its ilk, but does adding a new 'service' mean writing one of those xml files yourself?

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Yes you have to create the xml file yourself..

- Create your shell start stop script and save it in /usr/local/svc/method/myservice
- chmod 755 /usr/local/svc/method/myservice
- Create your xml file and save it in /var/svc/manifest/site/myservice.xml
- Incorporate the script into the SMF using svccfg utility

Code:
svccfg import /var/svc/manifest/site/myservice.xml

note:
replace myservice with the name of the service you are adding.

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Thanks. Do you have any documentation that says what those xml tags mean? That would really help out.
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Thanks. Do you have any documentation that says what those xml tags mean? That would really help out.
Yes I do, But thats at work. I will post them up tomorrow.
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This bit of info might be of use to you..
http://www.sun.com/bigadmin/content/...dev_intro.html

I am going through the doco I have, I will have to type a couple of pages worth inbetween doing my other work so it will take me a while to type it up for you..
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The general steps required are:
o Determine the proccess for starting and stopping your service.
o Establish a name for the service, and the category this service falls into.
o Determine whether your service runs multiple instances.
o Identify any dependency relationships between this service and any other service.
o If a script is required to start and stop the process, create the script and place it in a local directory such as /usr/local/svc/method
o Create a service manifest file for your service. This file describes the service and any dependency relationships. Service manifests are pulled into the repository either by using svccfg command or at boot time.
o Incorporate the scripts into SMF using the svccfg utility.

The following displays an example.

Code:
# vi /usr/local/svc/method/newservice
#!/sbin/sh
#
# Copyright (c) 1995, 1997-1999 by Sun Microsystems, Inc.
# All rights reserved.
#
#ident  "@(#)newservice    1.14    06/11/17 SMI"

case "$1" in
'start')
	/usr/bin/newservice &
	;;

'stop')
        /usr/bin/pkill -x -u 0 newservice
	;;

*0
	echo "Usage: $0 { start | stop }"
	;;
esac
exit 0

# chmod 544 /usr/local/svc/method/newservice

# cd /var/svc/manifest/site
# vi newservice.xml
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE service_bundle SYSTEM "/usr/share/lib/xml/dtd/service_bundle.dtd.1">
<!--
    Copyright 2004 Sun Microsystems, Inc.  All rights reserved.
    Use is subject to license terms.

    pragma ident        "@(#)newservice.xml 1.2     04/08/09 SMI"
-->

<service_bundle type='manifest' name='OPTnew:newservice'>

<service
    name='site/newservice'
    type='service'
    version='1'

    <single_instance/>
	<dependency
            name='usr'
            type='service'
            grouping='require_all'
            restart_on='none'>
                <service_fmri value='svc:/system/filesystem/local'/>
        </dependency>

        <dependency
            name='newservice'
            grouping='require_all'
            restart_on='none'>
            <service_fmri value='svc:/milestone/multi-user'/>
        </dependency>

        <exec_method
            type='method'
            name='start'
            exec='/lib/svc/method/newservice start'
            timeout_seconds='30' />

        <exec_method
            type='method'
            name='stop'
            exec='/lib/svc/method/newservice stop'
            timeout_seconds='30' />

        <property_group name='startd' type='framework'>
                <propval name='duration' type='astring' value='transient' />
        </property_group>

        <instance name='default' enabled='true' />

        <stability value='Unstable' />

        <template>
                <common_name>
                        <loctext xml:lang='C'>
                                New Service
                        </loctext>
                </common_name>
        </template>
</service>

</service_bundle>

The following describes the entries in the file:

o Standard Header.

Code:
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE service_bundle SYSTEM
"/usr/share/lib/xml/dtd/service_bundle.dtd.1">

o Comment Section.

Code:
<!--
    Copyright 2004 Sun Microsystems, Inc.  All rights reserved.
    Use is subject to license terms.

    pragma ident        "@(#)newservice.xml 1.2     04/08/09 SMI"
-->

o The name of the service. the type(manifest) indicates a simple service rather than a milestone, the package providing the service, and the service name.

Code:
<service_bundle type='manifest' name='OPTnew:newservice'>

o Service category, type, name and version.

Code:
<service
    name='site/newservice'
    type='service'
    version='1'

o Whether multiple instances of the service will run.

Code:
<single_instance/>

o the service model to use. The entry shows that the service will be started by svc.startd. transient services are started once and not restarted.

Code:
<property_group name='startd' type='framework'>
                <propval name='duration' type='astring' value='transient' />
        </property_group>

o How the service is started and stopped.

Code:
        <exec_method
            type='method'
            name='start'
            exec='/lib/svc/method/newservice start'
            timeout_seconds='30' />

        <exec_method
            type='method'
            name='stop'
            exec='/lib/svc/method/newservice stop'
            timeout_seconds='30' />

o Define any dependencies for this service. The first entry states that the newservice requires the filesystem/local service.

Code:
	<dependency
            name='usr'
            type='service'
            grouping='require_all'
            restart_on='none'>
                <service_fmri value='svc:/system/filesystem/local'/>
        </dependency>

o The second entry makes sure that your service is associated with the multi-user milestone and that the multi-user milestone requires this service.

Code:
        <dependency
            name='newservice'
            grouping='require_all'
            restart_on='none'>
            <service_fmri value='svc:/milestone/multi-user'/>
        </dependency>

o Creating the instance.

Code:
        <instance name='default' enabled='true' />

        <stability value='Unstable' />

o Creating information to describe the service.

Code:
        <template>
                <common_name>
                        <loctext xml:lang='C'>
                                New Service
                        </loctext>
                </common_name>
        </template>

The new service (newservice) now needs to be imported into SMF.
This is done by running the svccfg utility:

Code:
# svccfg import /var/svc/manifest/site/newservice.xml

After the service has been imported into the SMF it should be visable using the svcs command.

Code:
# svcs newservice
STATE		STIME	FMRI
online		8:57:35	svc:/site/newservice:default
#

It should also be possible to manipulate the service using svcadm.

Code:
# svcadm -v disable site/newservice
site/newservice disabled.
# svcs newservice
STATE		STIME	FMRI
disabled	9:07:15	svc:/site/newservice:default
# svcadm -v enable site/newservice
site/newservice enabled.
# svcs newservice
STATE		STIME	FMRI
online		9:17:01	svc:/site/newservice:default
#

Finally, you can observe that the multiuser milestone requires the newservice in order to complete its requirements.

Code:
# svcs -d milestone/multi-user:default
STATE		STIME	FMRI
disabled	8:43:16 svc:/platform/sun4u/sf880drd:default
online		8:43:16 svc:/milestone/name-services:default
online		8:43:33 svc:/system/rmtmpfiles:default
online		8:43:42 svc:/network/rpc/bind:default
online		8:43:46 svc:/milestone/single-user:default
online		8:43:46 svc:/system/utmp:default
online		8:43:47 svc:/system/system-log:default
online		8:43:49 svc:/system/filesystem/local:default
online		8:44:01 svc:/system/mdmonitor:default
online		9:17:01 svc:/site/newservice:default
#

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