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From Stefan Sperling <s...@elego.de>
Subject Re: [RFC] Server Dictated Configuration
Date Tue, 03 Jan 2012 23:33:04 GMT
On Tue, Jan 03, 2012 at 05:58:16PM -0500, Paul Burba wrote:
> Mike Pilato and I have been kicking around some ideas on server
> dictated configuration recently and have put our thoughts into a wiki
> (full disclosure: this wiki was initially based on Hyrum's thoughts on
> the subject in https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/subversion/trunk/notes/repos-dictated-config)
> :
> 
> http://wiki.apache.org/subversion/ServerDictatedConfiguration
> 
> We're at a point where it's time to solicit some wider feedback, so
> please have a look at the wiki and follow-up here with any concerns,
> thoughts, suggestions, etc..
> 
> Paul

I did read it today and I like it.

One open question for me was how do we treat invalid configuration
options in the server-side configuration file?
This is one of the possible failure modes the design should address.

Say there is a syntax error in the configuration file which prevents
us from parsing it. Do we alert the administrator? If so, how? Or will
it fail silently?

If the option name is valid but the option value is not, will the server
still send the configuration option to the client? Will it send some default
value instead of the invalid value? Or will it omit the option from the list
of configuration options sent to the client?

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