[ClusterLabs Developers] New LVM resource agent name (currently LVM-activate)

Ken Gaillot kgaillot at redhat.com
Wed Nov 22 16:38:46 EST 2017

On Wed, 2017-11-22 at 14:34 -0600, Chris Feist wrote:
> Everyone,
> I've talked with Oyvind and Dave about the potential for changing the
> new lvm resource agent's name to something that might be a little
> more user friendly before we release it upstream.
> Currently the name is lvm-activate, which while descriptive, may not
> be obvious to an end user how it is different/better than the current
> lvm agent.

How IS it different/better?

> We've come up with a few ideas although none of them are perfect. 
> Here's some of the options that I've heard:
> lvm2:
> Good - It's obvious it's a newer/better version of the lvm agent.
> Bad - It may be associated with the lvm2 commands which we are
> working on phasing out.

I agree with David that lvm2 has existing connotations that would add
to the confusion.

> lvmvg or lvmlv or lvm_vg/lvm_lv
> Good - The agent actually manages vgs/lvs so lvmlv/lvmvg/etc. may be
> more descriptive
> Bad - This still may be confusing to users as to why they would use
> that instead of the normal lvm agent
> Does anyone else have any other ideas for names or preferences? (Or
> reasons to keep the current LVM-activate name?).
> Thanks,
> Chris
Ken Gaillot <kgaillot at redhat.com>

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