New jail(8) committed

Jason Hellenthal jhellenthal at
Sat Apr 28 06:08:35 UTC 2012

On Sat, Apr 28, 2012 at 06:14:07AM +0200, Dirk Engling wrote:
> On 26.04.12 22:07, Jamie Gritton wrote:
> > I've finally put my jail(8) changes into HEAD.  This new version of jail
> > can create jails from a configuration file - see jail.conf(5) for the
> > format, as well as some additions to jail(8).  This doesn't mean you
> > *have* to use jail.conf, but it's a better way to manage jails than the
> > existing rc.conf method.
> Out of curiosity, why did you settle for a /etc/jail.conf instead of a
> /etc/jail.d/? Your config file format introduces the dependency into an
> expensive parser while adding little value. Even worse, the user now has
> to struggle with just another format describing the system.
> I can foresee that my automated jail management tool ezjail will not be
> able to support the jail.conf format due to the lack of a parser. A look
> into ezjails config directory structure can give you a hint of how to
> achieve some similar clean up with built in tools.

Since when does a lack of a parser in "YOUR tool" become a problem for
FreeBSD ? just sayin!

10.X is not due for a while anyway. Should give you time to adjust.

> I am not saying, the config directory format is perfect, the current
> redundancy in jail_JAILNAME variables is a mess, but inventing a
> container format where files would do just fine in my opinion is overkill.
> Regards,
>   erdgeist
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