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NAME

       Munin::Node::Service - Methods related to handling of Munin services

SYNOPSIS

        my $services = Munin::Node::Service->new(timeout => 30);
        $services->prepare_plugin_environment;
        if ($services->is_a_runnable_service($file_name)) {
           $services->fork_service($file_name);
        }

METHODS

       new
            my $services = Munin::Node::Service->new(%args);

           Constructor.  All arguments are optional.  Valid arguments are:

           "servicedir"
                   The directory that will be searched for services.

           "defuser", "defgroup"
                   The default uid and gid that services will run as.  Service-specific user and
                   group directives (as set by the service configuration files) will override
                   this.

           "timeout"
                   The default timeout for services.  Services taking longer than this to run
                   will be killed.  Service-specific timeouts will (as set in the service
                   configuration files) will override this value.

       is_a_runnable_service
            my $bool = $services->is_a_runnable_service($file_name);

           Runs miscellaneous tests on $file_name in the service directory, to try and establish
           whether it is a runnable service.

       list
             my @services = $services->list;

           Returns a list of all the runnable services in the directory.

       prepare_plugin_environment
            $services->prepare_plugin_environment(@services);

           Carries out various tasks that plugins require before being run, such as loading
           service configurations and exporting common environment variables.

       export_service_environment
            $services->export_service_enviromnent($service);

           Exports all the environment variables specific to service $service.

       change_real_and_effective_user_and_group
            $service->change_real_and_effective_user_and_group($service);

           Changes the current process' effective group and user IDs to those specified in the
           configuration, or the default user or group otherwise.  Also changes the real group
           and user IDs if the operating system supports it.

           On failure, causes the process to exit.

       exec_service
            $service->exec_service($service, [$argument]);

           Replaces the current process with an instance of service $service in $directory,
           running with the correct environment and privileges.

           This function never returns.  The process will exit(2) if the service to be run failed
           the paranoia check.

       fork_service
            $result = $service->fork_service($service, [$argument]);

           Identical to exec_service(), except it runs the service in a subprocess.  If the
           service takes longer than the timeout, it will be terminated.

           Returns a hash reference containing (among other things) the service's output and exit
           value.  (See documentation for run_as_child() in Munin::Node::Service for a
           comprehensive description.)