[ClusterLabs] Informing RAs about recovery: failed resource recovery, or any start-stop cycle?
abeekhof at redhat.com
Mon Jun 6 19:19:52 EDT 2016
On Tue, Jun 7, 2016 at 8:45 AM, Adam Spiers <aspiers at suse.com> wrote:
> Adam Spiers <aspiers at suse.com> wrote:
>> Andrew Beekhof <abeekhof at redhat.com> wrote:
>> > On Tue, Jun 7, 2016 at 8:29 AM, Adam Spiers <aspiers at suse.com> wrote:
>> > > Ken Gaillot <kgaillot at redhat.com> wrote:
>> > >> My main question is how useful would it actually be in the proposed use
>> > >> cases. Considering the possibility that the expected start might never
>> > >> happen (or fail), can an RA really do anything different if
>> > >> start_expected=true?
>> > >
>> > > That's the wrong question :-)
>> > >
>> > >> If the use case is there, I have no problem with
>> > >> adding it, but I want to make sure it's worthwhile.
>> > >
>> > > The use case which started this whole thread is for
>> > > start_expected=false, not start_expected=true.
>> > Isn't this just two sides of the same coin?
>> > If you're not doing the same thing for both cases, then you're just
>> > reversing the order of the clauses.
>> No, because the stated concern about unreliable expectations
>> ("Considering the possibility that the expected start might never
>> happen (or fail)") was regarding start_expected=true, and that's the
>> side of the coin we don't care about, so it doesn't matter if it's
> BTW, if the expected start happens but fails, then Pacemaker will just
> keep repeating until migration-threshold is hit, at which point it
> will call the RA 'stop' action finally with start_expected=false.
Maybe. Maybe not. People cannot rely on this and I'd put money on them
> So that's of no concern.
> Maybe your point was that if the expected start never happens (so
> never even gets a chance to fail), we still want to do a nova
> Yes that would be nice, but this proposal was never intended to
> address that. I guess we'd need an entirely different mechanism in
> Pacemaker for that. But let's not allow perfection to become the
> enemy of the good ;-)
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