[ClusterLabs Developers] New document "Pacemaker Development"

Klaus Wenninger kwenning at redhat.com
Wed Aug 17 10:04:37 EDT 2016

On 08/17/2016 04:00 PM, Ken Gaillot wrote:
> On 08/17/2016 12:34 AM, Digimer wrote:
>> On 16/08/16 02:09 PM, Ken Gaillot wrote:
>>> Hello everybody,
>>> Our Pacemaker developer documentation has been scattered across the
>>> ClusterLabs website, wiki, and repository. Since we've been seeing more
>>> activity from new contributors, I've made a first step to consolidating
>>> that into a new "Pacemaker Development" document, to make it easier for
>>> new developers to find everything they need to know.
>>> "Pacemaker Development" is linked in the usual place
>>> (http://clusterlabs.org/doc/).
>>> Currently, it just replaces the repository's coding-guidelines.txt and
>>> some developer FAQs on the website and wiki. Over time, we can
>>> consolidate anything of interest to developers working on the Pacemaker
>>> codebase.
>>> Feel free to recommend or submit pull requests for changes. The source
>>> is in the pacemaker repository under "doc", along with the existing
>>> documents such as "Clusters From Scratch".
>> This is fantastic!
>> There is a bunch of badly out dated documentation over at the
>> fedorahosted.org trac wiki. For example, the FenceAgentAPI doesn't cover
>> meta-data (https://fedorahosted.org/cluster/wiki/FenceAgentAPI).
>> I wonder how many people start (or might start) their contributions via
>> custom RA and FAs? Maybe having similar documents, if not directly in
>> your new document, would be helpful (your call, I don't know if sections
>> of FA/RAs would deserve their own guide)?
>> Anyway, I am very stoked about this! :D
> Definitely we have some dated material floating around :)
> Updated RA/FA developer documentation is a good idea, but the new
> document is specifically for working on code shipped with the pacemaker
> package. That could be a new document in the resource-agents and/or
> fence-agents packages. or maybe the clusterlabs wiki, or perhaps
> if/after OCF gets taken under the clusterlabs umbrella, we could put it
> in the OCF repo.
On the other hand describing how to write a RA/FA could be
seen as some kind of description of an interface pacemaker
provides ...
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