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From Jeff Lord <jl...@cloudera.com>
Subject Re: issues with configuration updates and clean shutdowns
Date Wed, 15 Jan 2014 14:39:17 GMT

If you modify your config than the flume agent will see the config has
changed and reload any components that have been modified. Are you able to
provide the logs from the flume agent which occur following a modification
of the config? What command are you using to signal for a shutdown?


On Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 6:24 AM, Josh Marcus <jmarcus@meetup.com> wrote:

> Hey folks,
> I didn't get any response at all to this, so let me ask more generally:
> does automatic reload upon config change generally work?  Does
> sending a signal for shutdown or reload generally work?  Is this just a
> symptom of our configuration?
> --j
> On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 6:50 PM, Josh Marcus <jmarcus@meetup.com> wrote:
>> Hey folks,
>> I'm setting up new flume agents, and I'm noticing issues with both live
>> updates to the configuration and cleanly shutting down an agent.   I was
>> wondering if anyone should shed light on whether what I'm seeing is based
>> on known issues or if there are any likely culprits.
>> First of all, if I update the configuration, the agent notices the
>> updated configuation, shuts down (successfully) but doesn't restart with
>> the updated configuration.
>> Secondly, sending a signal (I've tried a variety) to a running flume
>> agent doesn't cleanly shutdown the agent -- for example, the .tmp output
>> file doesn't get moved to its permanent location.
>> So, if I update the configuration (or just touch it), I get a clean
>> shutdown -- but it won't restart.  But I don't currently have alternate way
>> that will reliably shut it down.
>> Any advice?
>> --j

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