Multiple generic clients

Added by Ojars Krumins 12 days ago

In case, when system needs many generic clients without specific or custom data in configuration subsection, it would be cool to have just a plain count variable instead of full line for each.
Technically it might be implemented like:
Count variable by default is 1 if not specified.
If count value is specified - section can look like:

<client cmdline="myclient -t MYGENCLIENT -s 1">

<exec tag="MYGENCLIENT" subsect="MYGENCLIENTSUBSECT_${ID}" autostart="Y" log="${LOGDIR}/tmp/MYGENCLIENT_${ID}" count=100/>

</client>

To make system more flexible, subsection can be considered as empty if does not exist in config file or applied if exist.
For example, first 5 clients can be started with specific parameters located in subsections, next 5 with another, and remaining - without (generic). To keep consistency, empty subsections internally can be kept in "virtual" mode what is used real is not found.


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