[Pacemaker] pingd comments and metadata

Andrew Beekhof andrew at beekhof.net
Thu Jun 4 03:33:16 EDT 2009

On Thu, Jun 4, 2009 at 8:47 AM, Florian Haas <florian at linbit.com> wrote:
> Andrew, Dejan, Dominik,
> I am by no means a pingd expert, but the current incarnation in
> stable-1.0 seems to have some outdated and misleading comments and meta
> data. Examples:
> <parameter name="host_list" unique="0">
> <longdesc lang="en">
> The list of ping nodes to count.  Defaults to all configured ping nodes.
>  Rarely needs to be specified.
> </longdesc>
> <shortdesc lang="en">Host list</shortdesc>
> <content type="integer" default=""/>
> </parameter>
> Do we even still have "configured ping nodes" in the original, ha.cf sense?

For openais based clusters, no.
For heartbeat based ones, yes.

> <parameter name="name" unique="0">
> <longdesc lang="en">
> The name of the attributes to set.  This is the name to be used in the
> constraints.
> </longdesc>
> <shortdesc lang="en">Attribute name</shortdesc>
> <content type="integer" default="${OCF_RESOURCE_INSTANCE}"/>
> </parameter>
> I may be mistaken, but I've never used integers as resource names.  And
> since they're XML IDs, I believe the can't start with a numeric
> character anyway. :)

Correct.  But where are integers mentioned?

> Also, checkbashisms complains about this:
> possible bashism in pingd line 215 (kill -[0-9] or -[A-Z]):
>        kill -TERM $pid
> possible bashism in pingd line 234 (kill -[0-9] or -[A-Z]):
>        kill -0 $pid

thats a bashism?

> Maybe just want to change #!/bin/sh to #!/bin/bash and be done with it.
> And, you probably want to update the copyright years so people don't
> believe the RA has been left untouched for three years. :)

One day :-)

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