[GE users] 6.0 utilbin 'spooledit' prgram

Andy Schwierskott andy.schwierskott at sun.com
Wed Jul 21 09:05:00 BST 2004


"spooledit" is a yet quite rude replacement for "vi" in the classic spooling
mode. Though it's not intended for genenral use I see a need for
significantly improving this tool (and its documentation) that an admin is
able to repair the database. The support question on the list this week has
shown how much this is needed!

I think "spooledit" could be an ideal candidate for improvments with
community contribution. There's definitely a need for it and it does not
affect the core system (unless you corrupt the database;-). It's just a


> Hi Chris,
> yes this tool can be used for repairing the db.
> This is not official tool. If should not be used by "any" user.
> This tools has been developed the edit a corrupt db during the development 
> phase.
> It is intended for support or administration tasks, if really needed and not 
> for playing around with the db.
> There is no documentation or man page for this tool.
> You're right it's a very useful tool for DB Troubleshooting, but it should 
> not
> be used by a general user to debug the db. It's a developer, supporter and 
> admin tool.
> It's like editing the classic ascii spoolfiles, which should not be done by 
> the common user.
> If you don't know what you are doing, you can destroy your configuration and 
> cluster setup.
> So be careful.
> Regards,
> Marco
> Chris Dagdigian wrote:
>> In the previous thread on 'sge_qmaster - Error selecting configuration' I 
>> saw Andy refer to a utilbin program called 'spooledit' that can dump and 
>> restore the state of the config when berkeley db spooling is used.
>> This is the first time I've seen mention of 'spooledit' -- is this the 
>> intended replacement for people who previously used to look at ascii text 
>> files to see config settings in v5.3?
>> Is the full usage for spooledit documented anywhere? Any real world 
>> examples of usage to complement what was listed in the thread (dump and 
>> restore per-host config)?
>> This looks like a handy thing to document in a 'Troubleshooting' section 
>> -- is 'spooledit' intended for general use by users who need to debug or 
>> check the state of the berkeleydb files or is this more of a developer 
>> tool?
>> -Chris

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