[Gluster-users] Feedback on CLI message outputs

Joe Julian joe at julianfamily.org
Thu Aug 9 16:05:12 UTC 2012

On 08/06/2012 12:01 AM, Amar Tumballi wrote:
> We are in the process of improving our log messages, and message 
> outputs through CLI. As a first step, we want to make sure our CLI 
> outputs are both meaningful and script friendly (for people who want 
> to use the CLI output in their scripts).
> We are taking few baby steps in this regard in upstream (master 
> branch). I recently sent a patch http://review.gluster.com/3753 which 
> tries to separate out most of the error messages by outputting it to 
> stderr instead of stdout.
> In the meantime, I tried to keep it script friendly too. With that 
> patch going in, the problem is, if any of you have written scripts 
> which greps for specific pattern in the CLI output, will be broken 
> when the next major release happens.
> So, I want your feed back on getting it right by involving you all to 
> make the messages more friendlier to both script writers, and also to 
> admins who would understand the messages properly. (ie, meaning of the 
> messages should be unambiguous).

Amar, do you have a bug to suggest changes under?

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