Issue #1889

Updated by about 8 years ago

The RHSM product-id (YUM) plugin completely re-configures classes provided by the root logger. yum (python) package have issues with: 

 * significant memory leakage 
 * both YUM and loaded plugins reconfigure logging. 
 Both of these issues have negative impact on _goferd_.    As Using YUM in a result, goferd stops logging child process for each operation resolves both issues easily. 

 Note: The multiprocessing lib cannot be used for this because it forks but does not exec().    This is unsuitable for use with multi-threaded processes and/or doing network I/O. 

 A major goal for this effort is to syslog after minimize risk and changes to either the pulp (gofer) plugin performs handler or rpmtools.    This can be accomplished by creating a yum operation. lightweight facade for the classes in rpmtools that uses the actual classes in a child process.    A bug has been filed against RHSM The facade communicates to/from the child process using a simple JSON protocol over pipes associated to _stdin_ and _stdout_.