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From Bill Graham <billgra...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: suggested changes to tools/init.d scripts
Date Tue, 12 Jan 2010 18:49:21 GMT
Thanks Ari, done.
https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CHUKWA-446

On Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 10:42 AM, Ariel Rabkin <asrabkin@gmail.com> wrote:

> Go ahead and open the JIRA.
>
> It's not clear to me how commonly used those scripts are. My site uses
> runit instead. But if improving them would make them more useful for
> you, go for it.
>
> --Ari
>
> On Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 10:24 AM, Bill Graham <billgraham@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > To get the scripts in the tools/init.d folder to run in our environment I
> > had to make a few of the same tweaks to each of them. I'd like to suggest
> > some refactoring of these scripts to make them more easy to use. These
> are
> > the issues I came across:
> >
> > 1. The scripts try to write lock files to /var/lock/subsys, which is
> owned
> > by root. Can we change this location to be somewhere that doesn't require
> > root access?
> >
> > 2. The actual run command does an su to the CHUKWA_USER which also caused
> > problems for us. It seems like it would be cleaner to not embed the su
> calls
> > in the script, but instead allow the user to su when they run the script
> > (which worked much better for us). That way everything done by the script
> > would be done by the same user.
> >
> > 3. Each script has CHUKWA_HOME, CHUKWA_CONF_DIR and CHUKWA_USER hard
> coded.
> > Hard coded defaults is ok, but the ability to override them without
> > modifying the scripts would be ideal.
> >
> > Let me know if you think these changes make sense and I'll open a JIRA.
> >
> > thanks,
> > Bill
> >
>
>
>
> --
> Ari Rabkin asrabkin@gmail.com
> UC Berkeley Computer Science Department
>

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