[ClusterLabs Developers] Resurrecting OCF

Oyvind Albrigtsen oalbrigt at redhat.com
Tue Jul 19 10:33:31 EDT 2016

On 19/07/16 14:35, Lars Ellenberg wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 18, 2016 at 11:13:42AM -0500, Ken Gaillot wrote:
>> A suggestion came up recently to formalize a new version of the OCF
>> resource agent API standard[1].
>> The main goal would be to formalize the API as it is actually used
>> today, and to replace the "unique" meta-data attribute with two new
>> attributes indicating uniqueness and reloadability. We could also add
>> the fence agent API as a new spec, or expand the RA spec to cover both.
>> The Open Cluster Framework (OCF) was originally created in 2003 as a
>> working group of the Free Standards Group, which itself was absorbed
>> into the Linux Foundation in 2007. Today, OCF isn't even listed among
>> the Linux Foundation's workgroups[2].
>> The opencf.org domain name (and, IIRC, website) is owned by Linbit.
> To link with the last few times this came up:
>   From: Lars Ellenberg, 2015-02-10 20:44:40 GMT
>   Reviving the OCF OpenCF.org Open cluster framework
> http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.clustering.opencf.general/31/focus=31
> http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.clustering.opencf.general/31/focus=46
> ^^ that one seems relevant.
> Basically "we all" agreed that $someone should do $something,
> and we would point all available pointers we still
> have control over to the result.
> As it frequently is, no-one felt to be $someone,
> and so $something still needs to be done :-)
I can take care of formalizing the new OCF API.

> Thanks for picking it up again!
> Re "LF work group": I'm very bad with bureaucracy myself...
> Older:
>   From: Marek "marx" Grac, 2014-10-27 10:23:05 GMT
>   Who will maintain OCF standard? Proposal for changes in DTD for fence/resource agents
> http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.clustering.opencf.general/21
> (in which Linbit was given opencf and linux-ha domains)
>   ...
> http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.clustering.opencf.general/
>> Does anyone have opinions about this, or suggestions about where to
>> start? Should we keep it on the mailing lists, and focus on the RA API?
>> Or should we figure out the status of OCF itself as an entity, and
>> resurrect it somehow?
>> [1]
>> http://www.opencf.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/specs/ra/resource-agent-api.txt?rev=HEAD
>> [2] http://www.linuxfoundation.org/collaborate/workgroups
>> -- 
>> Ken Gaillot <kgaillot at redhat.com>

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