[zeromq-dev] Monitoring and management question

Juan Carlos Franzoy jfranzoy at gmail.com
Tue Dec 21 19:02:00 CET 2010

2010/12/21 Steven McCoy <steven.mccoy at miru.hk>

> On 21 December 2010 21:12, Juan Carlos Franzoy <jfranzoy at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Is there any plan to add some observability to ZMQ library? Something like
>> a getsockopt that list the visibility state of the endpoints the socket is
>> connected to?
> The general reply is that 0mq is a messaging middleware not a streaming
> middleware, therefore there is no link state.  You could technically have
> an equivalent to Linux netlink sockets providing link layer notifications as
> a workaround.  The more useful statistic would be to have a decaying
> indicator of last response from each peer.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netlink
> I understand it is a messaging middleware, but wouldn't it be a good thing
if you can monitor the state of the middleware? :
   - state of connection
   - visibility of peers
   - occupation of internal queues
   - any other already known data
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