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[yast-devel] WebYaST - control panel configuration
  • From: Ladislav Slezak <lslezak@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2010 16:37:44 +0100
  • Message-id: <4BA78EC8.2040907@xxxxxxx>

Hi all,

I have added a new config file for the WebYaST control panel.
It's stored in /etc/webyast/control_panel.yml file.

This change allowed me to fix bugs:
Bug 558027 - Regularly update patch status
Bug 558028 - Health status needs to be updated regularly
Bug 580025 - It should be possible to disable "update status" and "system
status" in
the control center

So the overall statuses are automatically refreshed now or they can be
turned off (that can be useful during development or testing, you don't need to
for checking updates and system status).

Here I'd like to discuss some issues I found:

The config is stored in /etc/webyast/control_panel.yml and there are some other
in that directory, but I found that there is /etc/webyast/vendor/logs.yml
config file.

So my question is what is /etc/webyast/vendor directory for? Is there any
between /etc/webyast/vendor*.yml and /etc/webyast/*.yml files? Which one should
I use
in this case?

Another problem I see is in the defaults:

1) The requested default for patch status refresh is 24 hours. I agree that this
refresh timeout should be rather longer, but this is too long - the problem is
24 hours refresh time out collides with session time out.

After 24 hours the session will be invalid and no status will be displayed and
the feature with this particular refresh value is useless.

So I'd like to change it to something like 6 or 8 hours.

2) A similar problem is with the system status time out (but the other way
round in
this case). The requested default value is 1 minute which I find too low.
system status is a quite expensive operation and takes a long time.

Doing that every minute creates extra load on the target machine. More over if
really need such an immediate warning I guess they will very likely use other
(like email, SMS message, custom scripts, etc.) without WebYaST involved.

So here I propose to use default time out value of 5 or 10 minutes.

What do you think about it?


Best Regards

Ladislav Slez√°k
Yast Developer
SUSE LINUX, s.r.o. e-mail: lslezak@xxxxxxx
Lihovarsk√° 1060/12 tel: +420 284 028 960
190 00 Prague 9 fax: +420 284 028 951
Czech Republic
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