Currently, the ThornList auto-generated with a new Cactus configuration displays information on how each thorn interacts with/depends on others, based on the content of the thorn’s param.ccl & interface.ccl. I suggest adding the “REQUIRES” information from the thorn’s configuration.ccl to this displayed summary.
I’ve made simple modifications to two Perl scripts in Cactus/lib/sbin that appear to do this satisfactorily. I’d appreciate an evaluation and application to the ETK. For variety, I’ve put the new information in angle brackets <>, but this is obviously an aesthetic choice.