Summary:ASTERISK-21306: set FEATURE(parkingtime) is not inherited by child channels
Reporter:David Cunningham (dcunningham)Labels:
Date Opened:2013-03-21 01:51:37Date Closed:2013-07-31 16:26:20
Versions:11.2.1 Frequency of
Environment:CentOS release 5.8 32 bitAttachments:
Description:If you set FEATURE(parkingtime), it doesn't appear to be inherited by child channels.
It you try using "__FEATURE(parkingtime)" it gives an error that "Function __FEATURE not registered".
Please let us know if you need more information.
Comments:By: Russell Bryant (russell) 2013-03-21 10:18:37.100-0500

This is indeed the way this feature was written.

I don't think we would want it to *always* be inherited.  Optional inheritance turned on by a flag or something seems like a reasonable enhancement, though.

By: Richard Mudgett (rmudgett) 2013-03-21 11:01:12.268-0500

Functions are *not* channel variables.

By: Russell Bryant (russell) 2013-03-21 11:40:23.120-0500

Sure, but this is implemented as a datastore underneath, which could be inherited if that was the desired behavior.

By: David Cunningham (dcunningham) 2013-03-21 21:48:07.442-0500

This would be a good enhancement. For now we will work around it in extensions.conf. Thanks.

By: Russell Bryant (russell) 2013-03-25 21:41:45.639-0500

Patch in progress here: https://reviewboard.asterisk.org/r/2415/

By: David Cunningham (dcunningham) 2013-03-25 22:26:50.972-0500

Hi Russell,

That looks great. What version of Asterisk will it go in?

By: Matt Jordan (mjordan) 2013-03-26 07:18:38.225-0500

Just curious, why not use a pre-dial routine to set the FEATURE on the child channel at the time of its creation?


By: Russell Bryant (russell) 2013-03-26 08:11:00.367-0500

Indeed, that works, at least for the simpler cases.  Some downsides ..

1) pre-dial routines result in a more complex dialplan

2) pre-dial routines only work for Dial() and FollowMe()

This is just a more brute force single-line addition to an extension that says "inherit this stuff forever".