Fluentd v1.1.0 has been released

Hi users!

We have released v1.1.0. ChangeLog is here. This release includes several new features.

config: Support hostname and worker_id short-cut in embed Ruby code

Fluentd configuration supports embedded ruby code in "#{}" string. Many users use this feature to embed runtime value in plugin parameters. This is conf example:

@id "out_foo#{ENV['SERVERENGINE_WORKER_ID']}}" # add worker id to plugin id under multi-process environment
tag "log.#{Socket.gethostname}"                # Use hostname in tag parts
  metadata "#{ENV['SERVER_ROLE']}-#{ENV['FOO']}"

We noticed setting hostname and worker_id is popular and current configuration is bit messy because it depends on fluentd internal, e.g. SERVERENGINE_WORKER_ID comes from serverengine used in Fluentd. So we added hostname and worker_id short-cut to cover popular cases. Here is new conf:

@id "out_foo#{worker_id}" # add worker id to plugin id under multi-process environment
tag "log.#{hostname}"     # Use hostname in tag parts

If other popular case found, we will add new short-cut.

record_accessor helper: Support nested field deletion

We have record_accessor helper for accessing nested field. Since v1.1.0, this helper supports nested field deletion. This feature is useful in record_transformer like plugins.

Syntax is same and you can delete nested field via accessor object in your plugin code.

deleter = record_accessor_create("$.key1.key2")
deleter.delete(record) # delete record["key1"]["key2"] field

record_transfomer filter plugin supports this feature with remove_keys parameter.

fluent-ca-generate: command for certificates generation

This is port from fluent-plugin-secure-forward. Use-case is same with Using private CA file and key. Change command name to fluent-ca-generate.

You can change several values like CN/country/etc via command option. Check --help for all options.

Major bug fixes

  • server helper: Fix TCP + TLS degradation

We changes buffer management in in_tcp plugin and it breaks TLS socket handling. We changed TLS socket structure and fixed the regression.

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Written by Masahiro Nakagawa

Masahiro (@repeatedly) is the main maintainer of Fluentd. He works on Fluentd development and support full-time. He is also a committer of the D programming language.