ChorusOS 4.0 Introduction

System Administration in the Extended Environment

C_INIT Actor

In the extended environment, a special actor called C_INIT provides administrative commands for the following:

Here are the most frequently used C_INIT commands:

See C_INIT(1M) for a complete description.

These commands are invoked at system start-up, described in the following section, and later during the life of the system. During the life of the system, the C_INIT actor executes commands from the system console, or from a remote host through rsh.

System Start-up

At system start-up, the C_INIT actor executes the following steps:

  1. sets up an initial virtual file system

  2. executes commands from the configuration file sysadm.ini

  3. executes commands from /etc/rc.chorus when a root file system is mounted (see C_INIT(1M))

    Note -

    If the target has a valid IP address, the file /etc/rc.chorus.<ip_address> (if it exists) will be selected instead of /etc/rc.chorus. <ip_address> must be written in the usual dot notation, for example:

The initial virtual file system in step 1 contains only two directories, /dev and /image/sys_bank. The /dev directory, initially empty, is used for the definition of special devices, like /dev/tty01. The /image/sys_bank directory contains all the components in the boot image:

All of these components can be accessed like the files in an ordinary file system, using their path, for example: /image/sys_bank/sysadm.ini.

Note -

To access /dev and /image directories on the virtual file system, dev and image directories must be present on your root file system, and this root file system must be mounted.

In step 2, the C_INIT actor executes commands from a configuration file called sysadm.ini. This file contains all the commands needed for the initial administration of the system, including networking, file system management and device management.

The sysadm.ini file can be customized. On the host, it is located in the conf subdirectory of the ChorusOS build directory. This file is automatically embedded in the boot image, in the /image/sys_bank/sysadm.ini file of the initial file system. This allows you to configure embedded targets which do not have access to a local or remote file system.

Initialization Examples

Below are typical commands of the sysadm.ini file.