[collectd] Perl interface (was: (Generic) Java plugin available for development/testing.)

Sebastian Harl sh at tokkee.org
Fri Feb 20 16:03:40 CET 2009

Hi again ;-)

On Fri, Feb 20, 2009 at 03:40:11PM +0100, Florian Forster wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 20, 2009 at 10:12:17AM +0100, Sebastian Harl wrote:
> > to serialize basically anything but IO, so we might run into quite a
> > few problems in regard to deadlock prevention.
> I've run into problems with this, too:
>   => BOOM!

Uh! That's even worse than running into deadlocks imho ... :-/

> This this I've implemented `plugin_dispatch_async' in ba6497bd. It
> dispatches the values to a special `dispatch thread' in src/plugin.c, so
> that this `read -> dispatch -> write' loop back into the same plugin can
> be avoided. Maybe this is of use for the Perl plugin, too..?

I haven't really had any problems in that respect so far (besides that
one deadlock a while ago, which has been solved though). Would you
expect any other benefits from implementing that?


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Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary
Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.         -- Benjamin Franklin

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