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From "Keith Turner (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (ACCUMULO-1357) Make debugging MiniAccumuloCluster easier
Date Wed, 08 May 2013 15:09:16 GMT


Keith Turner commented on ACCUMULO-1357:

Thanks again [~sonixbp]! Looking at patch #1, I think enabling debugging should be a method
on MAConfig.  If its a method on MACluster then it should throw illegal state exception if
called after start().  By putting it in the config object, it makes it more clear that it
can not be enabled after start() it called.

IMO ServerType should be in the mini package, its part of the MAC API.

For setting memory, should we make that more strongly typed and less error prone?  One way
to do that is to use the Java TimeUnit convention.  Maybe something like the following :

   enum MemoryUnit {

   class MiniAccumuloConfig {
     public MiniAccumuloConfig setMemory(ServerType, long memory, MemoryUnit unit ){}


Maybe this is not that useful if this usually ends up coming from a config file.  If we do
not do something more stronly typed, then we should at least validate the String passed into
the set method immediately so that it fails fast.
> Make debugging MiniAccumuloCluster easier
> -----------------------------------------
>                 Key: ACCUMULO-1357
>                 URL:
>             Project: Accumulo
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Keith Turner
>            Assignee: Corey J. Nolet
>             Fix For: 1.6.0
>         Attachments: ACCUMULO-1357.1.patch
> When a problem occurs with MiniAccumuloCluster it can be difficult to debug.  Something
that may make this easier.
>  * The ability to easily access log files. (maybe have a method users could call to copy
log files to a target dir).
>  * Starting Accumulo server processes with remote JVM debugging enabled.  (this could
be a statup option, could have method users could call to get the debug ports)
> It would be nice if a unit test fails in a maven run if the MiniAcc logs files would
end up the target dir that contains info about test failures.  Make it as easy as possible
to do this from junit test.

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