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66 service frontends for voidlinux

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修订版347c0cd200d912dd18b112d958f3f98f7d7ab43f (tree)
时间2022-04-03 15:32:16
作者mobinmob <mobinmob@disr...>

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/conf/void-66-runitsv: documentation for using runit services with 66.



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1+## Runit services with 66
3+Void linux has a lot of runit service scripts in the void-packages project. An easy way to find then is check the templates for the use of the `vsv` function which is used to install them in the `$DESTDIR` during package creation. These services are currently translated to the 66 frontend format. There is a need that a user will be able to use runit services even if their system is booted with 66 for two reasons:
5+1. a service that a user needs may not be translated yet and
6+2. even if a service exists, it is **very** helpful to be able to compare/observe how the service performs in the two systems without rebooting.
8+### Solution the first 😉 : run a runit supervision tree alongside the s6 one.
10+This is the first approach that was tried in order to have some services running beyond what is available in `boot@`.
12+The logic is simple: runit can function as a supervisor on top of an init system, so why not run it on top of s6?
14+@teldra implemented the first `runit` service frontend. It reused (as in called directly) the code from the runit `2` script and was functional. It was improved but the underlying principles did not change. If a user needs a runit service they enable it with a symlink, as they would without 66 and manage it with `sv`.
16+If a user chooses to follow the guide, the runit service is enabled in the `runit` tree that starts after the `default` tree. They can use it... ootb.
18+### runit-wrapsv@ : the new kid on the block
20+The first solution works, is well tested and understood. It was - still is - invaluable for the development and testing of frontends. So, why ever create another one?
22+The only real issue with the first approach is that you cannot have a complete view of your system state with a single set of tools - the 66 **or** the runit.
24+The same property of the first approach that makes it really valuable for development/testing makes it limited for the end user.
26+The logic of `runit-wrapsv@` is also simple:
27+Instead of running a separate runit tree, make a wrapper instanciated service that will call directly the run script of whatever service follows the @.
29+So, if you want to run runit service for **x** on top of 66, you enable and start it it with:
31+`66-enable -t runit -S runit-wrapsv@x`
33+The new "wrapped" service will appear in `66-intree`, and will have meaningful output in 66-inservice.
35+Is it perfect? No, a native 66 frontend will be the preferred solution. But it works and with it all one needs for an overview and management of system services are the 66 utilities.
37+Maybe reusing service definitions from other init systems/services can be achieved in a similar way. We 'll see...
39+### Known limitations
41+1. Both solution do not deal with sv-check. In the first case sv check works, but most services that use it already have 66 native frontends. In the second solution it does not work in any meaningful way.
42+2. `runit-wrapsv@` cannot be used to observe and test frontends in the same way a seperate runit tree can.
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