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From Harrie Hazewinkel <har...@covalent.net>
Subject Re: [PATCH] mgmt_get_vars hook
Date Tue, 12 Jun 2001 21:08:02 GMT
rbb@covalent.net wrote:
> >
> > That was what I was intending for it to do.
> > I was under the impression that asking for "*" would not be done very often
> > and would be "faster" as most queries would be handled by the first hook
> > (scoreboard).
> > I can change it to RUN_ALL if that would be better.
> 
> I think it needs to be a RUN_ALL.  Regardless of how often * is used,
> there is nothing stating that mod_foo will be able to report everything
> about itself.  For example, let's assume that mod_include was going to add
> reporting information, mod_include allows other modules to add their own
> tags to SSI files now.  So, mod_include may not know all the status about
> SSIs.

Hmm, I wonder about the runall. I even wonder about the
overall use of a HOOK for this. I believe (as I said earlier)
that running thru a HOOK to retrieve data does not make much sense.
The management module/application needs to transfer it in 
management data. Thus is already need to have detailed knowledge
of what is behind some variable. This will imply that the management
module also will ask for specific things and not everything.

The everything is only usefull to have a full dump, but most of it
will then be discarded.


Harrie
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