cdist-type__systemd_service - Man Page

Controls a systemd service state

Description

This type controls systemd services to define a state of the service, or an action like reloading or restarting. It is useful to reload a service after configuration applied or shutdown one service.

The activation or deactivation is out of scope. Look for the cdist-type__systemd_util(7) type instead.

Required Parameters

None.

Optional Parameters

name

String which will used as name instead of the object id.

state

The state which the service should be in:

running

Service should run (default)

stopped

Service should be stopped

action

Executes an action on on the service. It will only execute it if the service keeps the state running. There are following actions, where:

reload

Reloads the service

restart

Restarts the service

Boolean Parameters

if-required

Only execute the action if at minimum one required type outputs a message to $__messages_out. Through this, the action should only executed if a dependency did something. The action will not executed if no dependencies given.

Messages

start

Started the service

stop

Stopped the service

restart

Restarted the service

reload

Reloaded the service

Aborts

Aborts in following cases:

systemd or the service does not exist

Examples

# service must run
__systemd_service nginx

# service must stopped
__systemd_service sshd \
    --state stopped

# restart the service
__systemd_service apache2 \
    --action restart

# makes sure the service exist with an alternative name
__systemd_service foo \
    --name sshd

# reload the service for a modified configuration file
# only reloads the service if the file really changed
require="__file/etc/foo.conf" __systemd_service foo \
    --action reload --if-required

Authors

Matthias Stecher <matthiasstecher at gmx.de>

Info

Apr 20, 2021 6.9.6 cdist