[kea-dev] Is it possible for hooks to hande server shutdown?

Baptiste Jonglez baptiste at bitsofnetworks.org
Tue Oct 3 05:24:46 UTC 2017


On 01-10-17, Dave Cole wrote:
> I have been working on a hook to publish events to a Kafka server.  The Kafka library creates a thread for communication with the server, which creates a problem when the kea server is stopped as there might still be messages that have not been delivered to the Kafka server.
> There is a simple way to monitor the Kafka thread.  Is there any way for the hook to detect server shutdown and delay process termination until delivery to Kafka has completed?

Have a look at the "unload" hook point.  I'm not sure what would happen if
you block too long in this function, though: the init system might get
impatient and try to forcibly kill kea.

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