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Sun Jan 28 21:53:16 UTC 2018

modifying the "base score" of a node, similar to the symmetric-cluster
yes/no setting.

You're also assuming, if I'm not misreading this, that the scale of
every "health" value is identical (as there is just one set of score

As it stands, I feel I don't much like the approach, I _think_, but I
understand I'm chiming in a bit late :-(

Can't we instead define a policy to dynamically calculate a node

<dyn_node_attr node="node1" attribute="health">
 <rule id="health-1" score="-INFINITY">
  <expression id="exp-1" attribute="health-X" operation="lt" value="0" />
<rsc_location rsc="my-filesystem" score_from_node_attr="health" />

If you think having one such constraint for each node or resource is
cumbersome, I'd agree, but that could be handled using wildcards (or
macros in the crm shell).

Or the attribute could be "#base-score", which would magically make that
rule modify the node's base score.

The rsc_location constraint could be modified to apply to resources
which have (or do not have) a specific attribute set, so one could
invent a "exclude-from-health-check" attribute for the resources which
should _not_ be disabled, for example like the health monitoring / pingd
agents themselves ...

Surprisingly, one would then find that the "standby" node attribute
could be internally mapped to a dyn_node_attr rule too, and this would
offer interesting combinations with attrd.

It would allow health scores (and others) to be aggregated into several
variables, so that perhaps some affect all resources while others just
affect a subset.

This would also allow one to specify a rule that inhibited just
promotion to "master" state, while keeping the replica active for

Whether or not any particular health checker's result suggests that
resources should be moved away now or not should be handled internally
to the health checker, before it sets the yes/no flag in the CIB; i.e.,
a particular health checker either is red or green. I don't much like
"yellow" - we've gone through the same with resource agent exit codes,
and ended up not having any use for this (except for pretty pictures in
the GUI ;-)

Before this can be merged into the stable branch, we need:

- concensus on the design,
- documentation,
- support from the crm shell,
- and some field experience at least from test clusters.

So for now I think this should go into the development branch.


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