[asterisk-dev] Deprecate every '* reload' CLI command?
asterisk.org at sedwards.com
Wed Nov 28 09:59:14 CST 2007
On Tue, 27 Nov 2007, Tzafrir Cohen wrote:
> How would I know that "sip" is reloaded by reloading chan_sip.so,
> "voicemail" is loaded by reloading app_voicemail.so and "moh" is
> reloaded by reloading res_musiconhold.so ?
On Tue, 27 Nov 2007, Johansson Olle E wrote:
> There's also a usability issue here. I don't think we should force all
> Asterisk admins to learn the names of the modules and learn which
> modules actually make sense to reload. It's complicated enough.
> Asterisk is gaining new grounds and we reach users that doesn't know
> internal linux architectures, dynamic module loading, or basic linux
First, the command syntax should be "verb noun," not "noun verb." Look at
the command syntax for MySQL, GDB, Oracle, etc.
If an admin wants to reload something, the first word of the command
should be "reload." If they are not sure (or lazy) they can press <TAB>
and be presented with a list of possible completions.
The "reload" command either reloads (unload followed by load) the binary
object module (the ".so") or it re-reads the configuration file for the
So let's start with:
Here's a few examples:
reload configuration sip
reload configuration sip.conf
reload module chan_sip.so
reload module sip
reload application voicemail
reload application voicemailmain
reload application app_voicemail.so
reload configuration voicemail
reload configuration voicemailmain
reload configuration voicemail.conf
(I suspect "reload application," "reload function," and "reload module"
would probably be synonyms.)
In actual use, you would type
The current (I'm a 1.2 kind of guy) application API (load_module(),
unload_module(), ast_register_application(), ast_cli_register(), etc.)
could be enhanced to support this functionality without requiring major
change to all of the applications, channel drivers, functions, resources,
Also, just to give the stew a stir:
Well, at least 2 thirds are correct :)
Thanks in advance,
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