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OMNIEVENTS

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NAME

omniEvents - CORBA Event Service daemon  

SYNOPSIS

omniEvents [-p port] [-a endpoint] [-l directory] [-P pidfile] [-N factory-name] [-f] [-t file] [-vVh] [-ORBparameter value]

 

DESCRIPTION

omniEvents is a CORBA Event Service server program. It is designed to be run as a standalone daemon process.

The server continuously saves its state to a file. Event channels are re-created from this file each time the server restarts. The options -p and -a affect the identity of the server's event channels, so these options can only be set the first time the server is run.

Servers may be configured to operate in pairs - if one fails then clients automatically switch over to the alternate.

 

OPTIONS

-p port
Sets the TCP port on which a new server will listen. The default is 11169

This value is stored in the new server's persistent state. There is no need to supply this option when a server is restarted, since the value is read from the file. If the option is supplied then it is simply compared with the stored value - if the two do not match then the program exits with an error.

-a endpoint
Sets an alternate endPoint for a new server. All CORBA object references generated by the server include the alternate address. When clients cannot contact the server, they automatically fall back to trying the alternate address.

This option is exactly equivalent to the ORB parameter endPointNoListen, except that the value is saved in the server's persistency file, so that it is remembered whenever omniEvents is restarted.

The format for a TCP endpoint is giop:tcp:HOST:PORT, for example: -a giop:tcp:secondary.host:11169

This value is stored in the server's persistent state. There is no need to supply this option when a server is restarted, since the value is read from the file. If the option is supplied then it is simply compared with the stored value - if the two do not match then the program exits with an error.

-l directory
Full path to data directory, where omniEvents stores its persistent state. The default is /var/lib/omniEvents

-P pidfile
Keep track of the currently running omniEvents process in pidfile, which should usually be /var/run/omniEvents.pid. If pidfile already exists, then the server refuses to start. The default is to not write a PID file.

-N factory-name
Sets the CORBA Name Service name for the EventChannelFactory CORBA object. Each time the server starts, it registers its channel factory object with factory-name in the Name Service.

Format for name: [CONTEXT-ID[.CONTEXT-KIND]/]*OBJECT-ID[.OBJECT-KIND]

Examples: foo, foo.bar, foo.bar/baz/qux, foo/bar/baz.qux.

The default is EventChannelFactory

-f
Run the server in the foreground (do not daemonize).

-t file
Send trace messages to file instead of syslog.

-v
Output the CORBA IOR of the EventChannelFactory CORBA object when the server starts. This will go either to syslog or to the current trace file.

-V
Display version.

-h
Display a short summary of command-line options.

-ORBparameter value
Standard omniORB options. see omniORB documentation for details. Do NOT use this option to set the endPoint or alternateEndPoint. This option is commonly used to set the omniORB traceLevel, in order to get more detailed output.

Example: -ORBtraceLevel 5

 

EVENT CHANNEL PARAMETERS

The omniEvents::EventChannelFactory object implements the standard CosLifeCycle::GenericFactory interface. An EventChannel object is created by a call to the create_object(key,the_criteria) operation.

The ``key'' parameter must be set to ``EventChannel''.``object interface''. The ``the_criteria'' parameter is a sequence of various service parameters. Supported parameters are listed below.

CyclePeriod_ns (long)
Sets the cycle period of the channel (nanoseconds). This is the time that the channel waits before transferring messages from the incoming queue to the outgoing queue. While messages are being transferred, incoming calls are queued. The default is 0.1 seconds.

FilterId (string)
Only types whose RepositoryId matches the parameter are permitted to pass through the channel. Other events are silently ignored.

InsName (string)
Sets the name by which the EventChannel is known in omniEvents' INSPOA. You can refer to the channel with a corbaloc string like this: corbaloc::HOST:11169/NAME

MaxNumProxies (long)
The maximum number of ProxyPullSuppliers per channel.

MaxQueueLength (long)
How many events are buffered by the ConsumerAdmin object. The discard policy is FIFO, meaning that the oldest events are discarded first in case of overflow.

PullRetryPeriod_ms (long)
Period (milliseconds) between polls when in Pull Supplier - Push Consumer mode.

 

SIGNALS

SIGTERM, SIGINT
Shuts down the server.

SIGUSR1
You can change the traceLevel while the application is running. Send the server SIGUSR1 to bump its traceLevel up by 5. The traceLevel is wrapped at 45, so you can always get it back to where it started by repeatedly sending SIGUSR1.

Example: kill -USR1 `cat /var/run/omniEvents.pid`

 

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES

OMNIEVENTS_LOGDIR
Sets the directory where data files are kept by default. An alternative to the -l option.

OMNIORB_CONFIG
The location of the omniORB configuration file.

 

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2003-2005 Alex Tingle, 1999 Paul Nader.

This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
EVENT CHANNEL PARAMETERS
SIGNALS
ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
COPYRIGHT

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