[Opendnssec-develop] Multithreaded Enforcer issues before we can merge with trunk

Sara (Sinodun) sara at sinodun.com
Fri Aug 24 08:44:52 UTC 2012

On 24 Aug 2012, at 06:42, Jerry Lundström wrote:

> Hi,
> So yesterday at the telephone conference meeting we discussed the
> multithreaded Enforcer and Sion have tested the functionality of the
> branch and is happy with it. I would now like everyone comment on the
> issues I see that are left to resolve before we merge the code into
> trunk.
> 1. Logging
> Today nothing has been made to the logging of the functions called
> when doing work in multiple threads. Without threads the Enforcer logs
> what zone it starts processing and then a few log lines about the
> progress, theses log lines now come all mixed up so you can not
> differentiate between the log lines what zone it is about.
> So how should we solve this?
> - Maybe prepend zone to all log lines?

+1. Simpler, doesn't reduce what is logged compared to current behaviour 
and can be post-processed easily if needed. 

> - Remove most log lines while working and just return one line per
> zone when finished successful or with error?
> - ?
> 2. Enabling of multithreaded Enforcer
> The branch I have set up have a configuration option
> (--enable-enforcer-workers) to enable multithreaded Enforcer at
> compile time.
> Is this the right approach or do we want this always compiled and
> controlled by conf.xml ?

I vote for conf.xml to make testing/roll-back easier (with a default of disabled). 

> -----
> These are the issues I see so far (I actually thought there was more).


> /Jerry
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