Ref T5833. This allows services to be typed, to distinguish between different kinds of services. This makes a few things easier:
- It's easier for clients to select the services they're interested in (see note in T5873 about Phacility). This isn't a full-power solution, but gets is some of the way there.
- It's easier to set appropriate permissions around when modifications to the Phabricator cluster are allowed. These service nodes need to be demarcated as special in some way no matter what (see T6741). This also defines a new policy for users who are permitted to create services.
- It's easier to browse/review/understand services.
- Future diffs will allow ServiceTypes to specify more service structure (for example, default properties) to make it easier to configure services correctly. Instead of a free-for-all, you'll get a useful list of things that consumers of the service expect to read.
The "custom" service type allows unstructured/freeform services to be created.