Need some advices moving a fedora package from sysVinit to systemd t
jmp at safe.ca
Mon Jun 17 20:05:06 UTC 2013
Trying to do an overdue package upgrade for a package we have in
fedora and I have question
regarding using systemd to do fine tuning configuration on the FIRST
With sysVinit it was straightforward enough:
At the first "service start", the script was detecting the
configuration process never run and
begin a one shot init sequence to (mainly) create database structure
and prepare an httpd config file. Restarting/starting other needed
daemon (httpd, dovecot, clamd, etc..).
Trying to do the same within systemd and I have small troubles.
Sysadmin can choose about data-base to use (postgresql or MySQL,
editing the config file) and tuning configuration process will check
proper data-base server
is up and running then create application data-base according a
configuration variable named "DB_TYPE". I can use "After=" directive
with daemon server (lets say postgresql.service) but sysadmin could
decide his production server to only use MySQL.
So the service "After=" directive should be conditional to an env variable.
I have seen no provision within systemd to resolve such case... Could
a nice way to resolve such needs within systemd service file? (if this
ExecStartPre allow me to start a shell script file (which is used to
check|do the initial config sequence),
it is my understanding it is not wise (almost forbidden) to start
daemon within this shell script, is
calling systemctl (restart, start) allowed? (basically; is systemctl
calling another systemctl technically sound?).
When our deamon start, there is a small delay before it set a lock-pid
(the lock pid is set only
when daemon know its configuration is sound and going in daemon
background mode). This lock pid is not
yet available within PIDFile when the process started by ExecStart exit.
So systemd complain about the fact the daemon never started (which is
not true, daemon is up and running).
I would like to add a delay before systemd check about daemon pid.
According to me [Timer] is not what I am looking for, is there a way
to add a small delay between ExecStart
return and PID check?
systemd seems to me more on the Microsoft way of doing thing than Unix
(so far, I see systemd as trying
to do "all and everything", instead being a small program focused on
doing only one thing but extremely well).
Hopefully I am wrong, (I must be too much "fine tuned" by using SysV
since 1984 :-}).
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