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Metrics isn't working (fails when starting geddy) #205

MiguelMadero opened this Issue Oct 3, 2012 · 6 comments


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MiguelMadero commented Oct 3, 2012

I might be doing something wrong. I followed the steps from the original tutorial:

Set up metrics by running npm install metrics, and uncomment the metrics entry (metrics: { port: 4001 }) in your config/environment.js file

After doing that and running $ geddy it fails with

          targ[p] = src[p];
TypeError: Cannot set property 'port' of null
    at _mix (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/geddy/node_modules/utilities/lib/core.js:40:19)
    at _mix (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/geddy/node_modules/utilities/lib/core.js:36:11)
    at Object.mixin (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/geddy/node_modules/utilities/lib/core.js:81:9)
    at config.readConfig (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/geddy/lib/config.js:51:11)
    at _readConfig (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/geddy/lib/cluster/master.js:36:30)
    at async.AsyncBase.runItem (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/geddy/node_modules/utilities/lib/async.js:108:10)
    at async.AsyncBase.next (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/geddy/node_modules/utilities/lib/async.js:113:12)
    at Master.start (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/geddy/lib/cluster/master.js:251:11)
    at Object.utils.mixin.start (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/geddy/lib/geddy.js:36:9)
    at start (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/geddy/bin/cli.js:111:9)

larzconwell commented Oct 3, 2012

It's because the default defined in lib/base_config.js was null so when it tried to merge in the application config it couldn't assign to the default null.


larzconwell commented Oct 3, 2012

Actually just changing the default option to an empty object causes problems else where, where we are checking for geddy.config.metrics which will return true if it's an empty object. So I think instead, I'll replace the null default and instead edit utilities/lib/core.js and make it so when mixing in items if the target is null it'll skip it instead of attempting to assign values.


larzconwell commented Oct 3, 2012

Ugh that's not working either.

@larzconwell larzconwell reopened this Oct 3, 2012


Techwraith commented Oct 7, 2012

Do we have any idea when this started happening? Not a whole lot has changed with how the metrics stuff is handled, so it's probably something somewhere else.

@mde or @mikejihbe Any ideas here?


larzconwell commented Oct 13, 2012

@Techwraith Nah I think this is something to do with the mixin function in utilities or it's something in lib/config.js because this is before we try to require metrics, it's trying to mix the config.


Techwraith commented Oct 13, 2012

@mde could your fix for the production stuff fix this?

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@Techwraith Nah I think this is something to do with the mixin function in mde/utilities or it's something in lib/config.js

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