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From Alan Conway <acon...@redhat.com>
Subject Re: QIP proposal: Easy Broker Info
Date Mon, 17 Jan 2011 19:27:09 GMT
On 01/17/2011 01:44 PM, mick wrote:
>
>
> On Mon, 2011-01-17 at 14:57 +0000, Gordon Sim wrote:
>> On 01/17/2011 02:57 PM, Alan Conway wrote:
>>> I suggest the following, which I've seen used to good effect in previous
>>> projects:
>>>
>>> --dump-config FILE Instruct the broker to write it's configuration to
>>> FILE (default none)
>>>
>>> This would write a file in the known qpid-config file format with the
>>> "live" values of config items like port or ssl-port, or other computed
>>> config values.
>>>
>>> When config can be picked up from multiple sources, such a tool is
>>> useful to be sure what actually got configured. It uses existing known
>>> file formats. It clearly scopes the use of the tool to checking initial
>>> configuration, it doesn't want to become a replacement for management.
>>
>> I like that!
>>
>
> sounds good, as long as the ssl port is actually chosen by the time we
> have to dump this out.  i'll have to look at that.
>
> no intention of making this a management-replacement, not even 'lite'.
> write-only by the brokers.
>
> i would still see this going to a standard place ,
> i.e. /var/lib/qpid/PID -- using the pid just to prevent collisions.
>
> and then remove file on healthy shutdown.
>

I think this is a useful feature for debugging etc. but I don't think it should 
be done by default. If the user wants this let them specify where they want it - 
as we do with log files.

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