[ClusterLabs] Antw: Re: Feedback wanted: changing "master/slave" terminology

Ulrich Windl Ulrich.Windl at rz.uni-regensburg.de
Mon Jan 29 02:21:50 EST 2018

>>> Vladislav Bogdanov <bubble at hoster-ok.com> schrieb am 26.01.2018 um 10:41 in
Nachricht <edb76542-66a6-a9f6-306b-35c4c93bc8bd at hoster-ok.com>:
> 25.01.2018 21:28, Ken Gaillot wrote:
> [...]
>>> If I can throw another suggestion in (without offering preference for
>>> it
>>> myself), 'dual-state clones'? The reasoning is that, though three
>>> words
>>> instead of two, spell-check likes it, it sounds OK on day one (from a
>>> language perspective) and it reflects that the clone has only one of
>>> two
>>> states.
>> Or "dual-role".
> Btw, is the word 'tri-state' or 'tristate' usable in contemporary English?
> Some online translators accept it, but google isn't.

On Google: Google isn't a reference, it's just a summary what people frequently use. It happens to me that Google spelling corrector knows all the four letter words you are not supposed to use in formal language, but it lacks a lot of common phrases (that are outside the scope of typical chatter).

>> Binary/dual/multi all have the issue that all resources have multiple
>> states (stopped, started, etc.). Not a deal-breaker, but a factor to
>> consider.
>> What we're trying to represent is: clone resources that have an
>> additional possible role that pacemaker manages via the promote/demote
>> actions.
>> I go back and forth between options. "Multistate" would be OK,
>> especially since it's already used in some places. "Promotable" is
>> probably most accurate.
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