[CentOS-devel] [opstools] fluentd packaging

Peter Portante

peter.a.portante at gmail.com
Wed Aug 17 12:45:42 UTC 2016

On Tue, Aug 9, 2016 at 5:41 PM, Lars Kellogg-Stedman <lars at redhat.com> wrote:
> In working with the fluentd packaging from the opstools sig, I think
> we need to make at least two changes:
> - For type=tail sources, fluentd really wants a pos_file parameter to
>   track the file position.  It would be helpful if we created
>   /run/fluentd via /etc/tmpfiles.d as a common location for storing
>   these files.

Is /run/fluentd directory persistent across reboots of the machine?
Wouldn't the nature of a pos file require that to be useful?

See https://github.com/fluent/fluentd/issues/879 for more information
around locating a pos file with a log file in a directory that does
not exist.

> - I think that the *_secure_forward plugins (which permit using ssl
>   for communication between a fluentd client and a collector) are
>   going to be a necessity for just about everybody, so these should
>   probably be packaged in manner similar to the elasticsearch plugin.



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