• Bug
  • Status: Open
  • 3 Minor
  • Resolution:
  • gkeim
  • Reporter: cfisher
  • February 27, 2007
  • 0
  • Watchers: 0
  • March 10, 2010


I used %d to indicate where to put client logs because I need to run multiple clients using the same tc-config.xml, and I noticed that %d behaves in a weird way:


Using this tc-config.xml with 2.2.1 kit results in creation of 2 directories:

/tmp/client/logs/terracotta*data (*=some number) /tmp/terracotta*data

The second directory is empty and the first one contains the expected log files.


Gary Keim 2007-02-27

From looking at the code, %d means substitute the value of File.createTempDirectory(“terracotta”, “data”), which creates /tmp/terracotta*data. But then it should substitute that absolute pathname into the pattern you specify, which should have created /tmp/client/logs//tmp/terracotta*data.

There are several things wrong with com.tc.config.schema.dynamic.ParameterSubstitutor: (1) It should use everything prefixing %d as the directory in which to create the temporary subdirectory, using File.createTempDirectory(“terracotta”, “data”, new File(“/tmp/client/logs/”)). (2) the suffix “data” should be something like “tmp.” (3) After %d is used, if you try to use it again in another config path, it will retain the old value because it gets stored in a static.

Fiona OShea 2007-03-12

Can we fix this?

Gary Keim 2007-03-29

You can misuse %d by not using it as a prefix.