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Version: 0.12

The exit Connector


This connector is not intended for production use, but for testing the Tremor runtime itself. To enable it pass --debug-connectors to tremor.

The exit connector generates is a convenience designed for tremor based systems that need to deterministically stop.

THe connector is particularly useful for integration tests to halt a process when testing has completed. The connector is also useful for interactive testing when console redirection is being used to test processing behaviour allowing an "exit" command to halt the tremor server process.


The connector needs no configuration

  define connector stop from exit;

Illustrative example

A simple tremor application that starts and shuts down when an event is received.

A high level summary of this flow's logic:

The application source for this example:

define flow stopper
use tremor::connectors; # Use predefined console and exit connector definitions
use tremor::pipelines; # Use predefined passthrough pipeline definition

create connector console from connectors::console;
create connector stop from connectors::exit;
create pipeline passthrough from pipelines::passthrough;

connect /connector/console to /pipeline/passthrough;
connect /pipeline/passthrough to /connector/console;
connect /pipeline/passthrough to /connector/stop;

deploy flow stopper;

Tremor supports a quiescence protocol. As we connect our console to the passthrough before the exit connector stop - this means our event from the console's stdin flows through the passthrough to stdout in the same connector before the event is passed to the stop exit connector instance.

So we should see our event echo'd once.

$ tremor server run stopper.troy
tremor version: 0.12.0 (RELEASE)
tremor instance: tremor
rd_kafka version: 0x000002ff, 1.8.2
allocator: snmalloc
Listening at: