[asterisk-dev] Asterisk Beacon Module Proposal
tzafrir.cohen at xorcom.com
Tue May 12 11:59:05 CDT 2015
On Tue, May 12, 2015 at 10:39:04AM -0600, George Joseph wrote:
> On Tue, May 12, 2015 at 10:08 AM, Jeffrey Ollie <jeff at ocjtech.us> wrote:
> > On Tue, May 12, 2015 at 9:47 AM, George Joseph
> > <george.joseph at fairview5.com> wrote:
> > > On Tue, May 12, 2015 at 5:41 AM, Tzafrir Cohen <tzafrir.cohen at xorcom.com
> > >
> > > wrote:
> > >>
> > >> On Mon, May 11, 2015 at 01:29:04PM -0600, George Joseph wrote:
> > >>
> > >> > As for the other issues, why not just have asterisk fork itself on
> > >> > startup
> > >> > and reloads just to send the stats. No separate executables, no AMI,
> > no
> > >> > cron, and you get the process separation so a segv or orthe rerror
> > >> > doesn't
> > >> > kill the main process.
> > >> >
> > >> > KISS!
> > >>
> > >> This makes it part of the asterisk service, as far as systemd is
> > >> concerned.
> > >
> > > Is that a bad thing? Did I miss something in the email chain?
> > I wouldn't call it a "bad" thing, it's just an implementation choice
> > that has its pluses and minuses. If the main Asterisk process forks a
> > copy of itself systemd will track the subprocess and kill it off when
> > shutting down the main service. However, you then need to add to
> > Asterisk code to keep track of the subprocess, reap the process if the
> > subprocess dies and restart the subprocess. You'd still need some
> > sort of remote API for the subprocess to gather the statistics from
> > the main process, but it wouldn't have to be stable, even between
> > minor releases, because each side would always be running the same
> > code..
> > Personally, I'd go with an external process that's a separate binary
> > (or could even be written in a scripting language) that talks to an
> > API presented by Asterisk. The stats API would need to be a little
> > more stable, but that wouldn't be a bad thing either.
> Hmmm. It just seems to me we're way over thinking this. Separate
> executables and a public APIs seems overkill for something that on;y needs
> to run for a few seconds on startup and reload.
Why does it only need to run on startup and reload? Shouldn't it
send stats periodically?
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