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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Faciliatating profile use (Re: Fixing a Howto)
Date Tue, 04 Oct 2005 18:50:29 GMT
Ron Blaschke wrote:
> Ross Gardler wrote:
> 
>>Ron Blaschke wrote:
>>
>>>Ross Gardler wrote:
>>>Most things are straightforward.  I'm only puzzled by the mix of input
>>>plugin (ie, take data from the profiler data store and render it) and
>>>internal plugin (ie, profile stuff and store results in profiler data
>>>store).  Can a plugin be both, input and internal?
> 
> 
>>An internal plugin sitemap gets mounted before anything else is done. So
>>you can indeed make an internal plugin be both input and output as well
>>as internal. It is easy to break everything with internal plugins, much
>>harder with input and output plugins.
> 
> 
> Good, so this shouldn't be too hard, either.
> 
> 
>>Today is Forrest-Tuesday [1] you can find us on irc.freenod.org #for-oct
>>if you need any pointers.
> 
> 
> The one thing left that keeps me from getting started is that I don't
> know how to contribute the plugin.  I don't have any commit rights to
> Forrest, so I guess I am limited to (1) create an issue and attach my
> changes there, or (2) host the plugin myself.  The names would be
> org.apache.forrest.plugin.internal.cprofile or
> org.rblasch.forrest.plugin.internal.cprofile, respectively.

Ron and I are discussing this on IRC, you can see the logs at 20:09 
(http://casa.che-che.com/~bot/forrest/forrest.log.04Oct2005)

This includes the idea of making this profiling plugin into a wider 
ranging test plugin. Worth a read (or contribution if you are around at 
the right time).

Ross

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