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From "Shwetha G S (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (FALCON-166) Instance status start and end dates are rigid and inconvenient
Date Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:01:13 GMT

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Shwetha G S commented on FALCON-166:
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There is no way that you can return all instances at once. Falcon server will die of out of
memory error(for long running processes). Only way for the user to get all instances is by
calling multiple times

> Instance status start and end dates are rigid and inconvenient
> --------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: FALCON-166
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FALCON-166
>             Project: Falcon
>          Issue Type: Sub-task
>          Components: webapp
>    Affects Versions: 0.3
>            Reporter: Venkatesh Seetharam
>            Assignee: Balu Vellanki
>             Fix For: 0.6
>
>         Attachments: Falcon-Jira-166-v1.patch, Falcon-Jira-166-v2.patch, Falcon-Jira-166-v3.patch,
Falcon-Jira-166.patch
>
>
> There are 2 annoying issues that was brought up by [~srimanth.gunturi] while working
on FALCON-164. The use case is to get the status for a given entity for the past 1 or 2 or
3 or 7 days.
> 1. Instance status with out an end date fetches for a very small window
> Instance status take end date as optional but assumes one second from the start date
which is too small a window.
> {code}
>     private Date getEndDate(Date start, String endStr) throws FalconException {
>         Date end;
>         if (StringUtils.isEmpty(endStr)) {
>             end = new Date(start.getTime() + 1000); // next sec
>         } else {
>             end = EntityUtil.parseDateUTC(endStr);
>         }
>         return end;
>     }
> {code}
> May be assuming the current time might be appropriate instead.
> 2. The start date has to be on or after the start of the entity.
> If the user has created the entity 2 days back but specified the start date for looking
at the instances in the past 7 days, it should fetch what is valid rather than complain that
the start date is before the entity's start.
> This is quite unwieldy to work with in a dashboard use case. I'm not sure what the performance
impact is for this API to be changed.
> Thoughts? 



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