Getting more traces from component execution

06 February 2013

Starting with version 2.0.0 of the core modules (CAF), components complying with the coding style guide will be much more traceable:

  • When running the component with --noaction, certain commands that are known to be safe (i.e. they don’t modify the system’s state) will be executed. This will provide more information to the operator about the current state, and how the component is expected to alter it.
  • When running the component with --verbose, any files modified will display in the console a diff with the previous version. This will happen even with --noaction.

In order to prevent leaking confidential information, the diffs will not be stored in logs.

This follows a request by our friends at Morgan Stanley. All feedback will be appreciated!