New jail(8) committed

Jamie Gritton jamie at
Sat Apr 28 22:52:43 UTC 2012

I don't know about wrapping a utility around it, but it would be nice to
have in a library. If it could be made to work for not only jail, but
apmd and devd as well, then we could make some existing code cleaner.

- Jamie

On 04/28/12 10:52, Devin Teske wrote:
> On Apr 28, 2012, at 7:38 AM, Jamie Gritton wrote:
>> The main reason I didn't consider a jail.d approach is just that I
>> haven't - such things are a little off the radar for me. It seemed very
>> natural to use a configuration file format that other programs already
>> use (e.g. named, apmd, devd). I suppose it's true that the "foo.d"
>> approach is also in use by other programs, though I mostly seem to see
>> those on Linux. And if I did opt for a directory approach, the files
>> within the directory would still need a format - you can't get away from
>> the fact that a config file needs a format.
>> It would be nice to have a general parser for C-style config files, and
>> I looked for such a library when I started on this. But such a library
>> doesn't seem to exist.Perhaps it's time to make one.
> The config file format that you've chosen is remarkably identical to config files for which I've already written parsers.
> So, I guess I'm saying that I'm willing to help out in this area.
> My parser is written in C, it's very small and light-weight, and it's called figpar (con[fig par]ser).
> I can dust if off, slap a BSD license on it, wrap a utility around it and we could have something like sysrc (which operates on the collection of rc.conf(5) files).
> Alternatively, I could rewrite it in something like sh(1) if C is not desired.

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