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Re: [Condor-users] condorview

On Tuesday 09 May 2006 11:03 pm, Erik Paulson wrote:
> On Wed, May 10, 2006 at 03:44:11PM +1200, Miskell, Craig wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 	I'm curious as to whether the condor-view collector *really* has
> > to go on a separate server to the main collector, as stated by the
> > condor documentation (section 3.13.5 Configuring The CondorView Server).
> > I only ask that would be more convenient for me, and because
> > http://condor.optena.com/display/CONDOR/CondorView+Installation says
> >
> > "In theory, you could use your existing condor_collector as the condor
> > view server. However, CondorView can put a fair amount of (bursty) load
> > on your collector, especially on large pool. For this reason, it is
> > recommended that you set up a second condor_collector"
> >
> > Is that the case or is optena.com mistaken?
> The optena documentation is correct, you can use your main collector
> as a view collector.

A quick warning on this...  There's a bug in the pre-6.7.19 collectors that 
cause 'em to crash if you have machines in the "backfill" state -- but only 
if the view collector code is enabled.

In general, the view collector code is less tested than the main collector 
code (onto which it is attached); bugs in it can (and, as above, often do) 
affect the main collector engine on which it's running.  Thus, enabling this 
for your main collector, besides the possible performance problems, could 
possibly cause other problems (like crashes).


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