[rsyslog] rsyslog configuration graphs
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Mon May 11 23:52:19 CEST 2009
Rainer Gerhards wrote:
> ...the ability to generate configuration graphs.
This would be another use case for a DBus interface. Instead of:
If [$GenerateConfigGraph] is specified, a graph is created. This
happens both during a regular startup as well a config check run. It
is recommended to include this directive only for documentation
purposes and remove it from a production configuraton.
you'd have another process connect to rsyslog's DBus interface and
request a graph on demand, and eliminate the need to temporarily add a
The drawback, of course, is that you need to run Graphviz once you
have generated the control file...
this would permit having a script that grabbed the graph data and
presented it with Graphviz with just one user command.
Just something to consider, seeing as you were already thinking of maybe
adding a DBus interface some day.
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