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svcbundle is an really useful tool to create SMF manifestes without having to hassle too much with XML. Most often you don’t have to work with XML at all , but there were some gaps where you wasn’t able to use some options that SMF offers with non-edited manifest generated by
svcbundle because the
-s option simply did not support this parameter.
svcbundle was simply never thought as full subsitite for
vi and some knowledge to every thinkable usecase of a SMF manifest.
Solaris 11 SRU 27 closed some of the gaps. You can now define a
delay for an periodic service. I will write a blog entry about those options later.
However you can now define a timeout value for the methods. This blog entry is about this addition. Per default it would use a timeout of 60 second, but with the
-s timeout= you can set it for all methods to a value of your preference. When using
-s timeout the timeout is the same for all methods. This was one of the parts which i most often edited manually after working with
svcbundle. The other one will be addressed by a blog entry in a few days.
However sometimes you just want to set a certain timeout for one of your methods, for example because the start script takes longer, you want a timeout longer than the refresh timout which may be just a SIGHUP to a process. You can now specify method specific timeouts via
-s stop-timeout= and