[ClusterLabs] Q: Recommened directory for RA auxillary files?
kgaillot at redhat.com
Wed Sep 4 10:26:27 EDT 2019
On Wed, 2019-09-04 at 10:07 +0200, Jehan-Guillaume de Rorthais wrote:
> On Tue, 03 Sep 2019 09:35:39 -0500
> Ken Gaillot <kgaillot at redhat.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, 2019-09-02 at 15:23 +0200, Ulrich Windl wrote:
> > > Hi!
> > >
> > > Are there any recommendations where to place (fixed content)
> > > files an
> > > RA uses?
> > > Usually my RAs use a separate XML file for the metadata, just to
> > > allow editing it in XML mode automatically.
> > > Traditionally I put the file in the same directory as the RA
> > > itself
> > > (like "cat $0.xml" for meta-data).
> > > Are there any expectations that every file in the RA directory is
> > > an
> > > RA?
> > > (Currently I'm extending an RA, and I'd like to provide some
> > > additional user-modifiable template file, and I wonder which path
> > > to
> > > use)
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > > Ulrich
> > I believe most (maybe even all modern?) deployments have both lib
> > and
> > resource.d under /usr/lib/ocf. If you have a custom provider for
> > the RA
> > under resource.d, it would make sense to use the same pattern under
> > lib.
> Shouldn't it be $OCF_FUNCTIONS_DIR?
Good point -- if the RA is using ocf-shellfuncs, yes. $OCF_ROOT/lib
should be safe if the RA doesn't use ocf-shellfuncs.
It's a weird situation; the OCF standard actually specifies /usr/ocf,
but everyone implemented /usr/lib/ocf. I do plan to add a configure
option for it in pacemaker, but it shouldn't be changed unless you can
make the same change in every other cluster component that needs it.
> Could this be generalized to RA for their
> own lib or permanent dependencies files?
The OCF standard specifies only the resource.d subdirectory, and
doesn't comment on adding others. lib/heartbeat is a common choice for
the resource-agents package shell includes (an older approach was to
put them as dot files in resource.d/heartbeat, and there are often
symlinks at those locations for backward compatibility).
Since "heartbeat" is a resource agent provider name, and the standard
specifies that agents go under resource.d/<provider-name>, it does make
sense that lib/<provider-name> would be where RA files would go.
Ken Gaillot <kgaillot at redhat.com>
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