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Author Topic: Is there any effective and useful way to debug the node, sever, client. etc?  (Read 134 times)


  • JPPF Padawan
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Hi everyone and administrator,

I had used JPPF for a short time. Sometime, I find some wired problem. If I can debug the JPPF program, I will save a lot time and grasp essential JPPF.

Is there any effective and useful way to debug the node, sever, client and admin-ui when the entire system happen wrong?



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First, if you haven't already, you might want to take a look a some troubleshooting hints provided in "Help us help you: a few troubleshooting guidelines".

The next step in troubleshooting a problem is to have a look at the log files generates by the nodes, drivers and clients. By default they are named "jppf-node.log", "jppf-driver.log" and "jppf-client.log", and are located in  the directory from which the node, driver or client is launched. This files will provide information about any error or exception that may have occurred in JPPF.

By default, the logs are not very verbose. You can change this by setting a finer logging level in the Log4j configuration file located at config/log4j-*.properties. In this file, you should see the following line:
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log4j.rootLogger=INFO, JPPFIf you replace "INFO" with "DEBUG" then the logs wil be much more verbose.

You might also be more granular in which part of the code you want to log at DEBUG level, to avoid noise in the log files. For instance, you can  select specific package hierarchies depending on which JPPF component is running, instead of setting DEBUG level for the rootLogger:

for a client, add the line:
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for a driver, add the line:
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for a node, add the lines:
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for management and monitoring stuff in any component:
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Another option is to configure a node or driver for remote debugging and debug it from your IDE of choice. For this, you need to add the related JVM options in the jppf.jvm.options configuration property, for example:
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jppf.jvm.options = -Xmx256m -Xrunjdwp:transport=dt_socket,,server=y,suspend=nwith these options, you can connect to the remote driver or node on host "" on port 8000.

I hope this helps,
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