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From Marcel Offermans <>
Subject Re: Adding Shutdown Hook for Agents??
Date Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:17:07 GMT
Hello Niclas,

On 10 Sep 2014, at 10:47 am, Niclas Hedhman <> wrote:

> A long time ago I was a mentor of this project, and now I am actually using
> it in $dayjob application. What goes around, comes around... ;-)

Welcome back! :)

> The deployment is happening on Linux 'devices' and we need to support that
> the ACE Targets are shutdown via Linux SIGINT (Ctrl-C), i.e. we need a JVM
> shutdown hook that do framework.stop(). Fairly simple...
> It seems logical that this functionality is part of ACE itself, and I am
> adding this at the moment. There are 3 choices on this, and I would
> appreciate your thoughts;
>  1. The shutdown hook is always present,
>  2. It is enabled via command-line arguments,
>  3. It is enabled via
> which route should be taken?

I see no reason why we should not always have it present, so unless someone can come up with
a good reason not to, I'd say keep it simple and always have this enabled.

> I would also like to contribute this back,
>  a. I have mostly forgotten how to submit patches with SVN, but recall
> that there were often issue with it. Is there a page explaining the exact
> details?

Our page explaining how to submit a patch is rather brief:

I'm sure Google will be able to remind you how to create a patch file. If you attach that
to an issue, we can review and apply it.

>  b. We will also make a Linux daemon shell that starts and stops agents,
> and in the stop it will both issue the SIGINT and if the process isn't
> dying 'soon enough', a SIGKILL will be issued to ensure death and
> destruction. Is ACE community interested in making such script part of the
> the 'target' ? Or will that forever remain the responsibility of the user
> to put together?

I'll speak for myself, I think this would be interesting to provide to our users. At the very
least it serves as a good example of how to do this.

Greetings, Marcel

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