[Linux-HA] Suggesting another mailing list
edlinuxguru at gmail.com
Fri Jul 6 08:58:04 MDT 2007
I understand there is grey area when it comes to mailing lists,
documentation, and help. No one should be affraid to ask a question. I too
agree that more complete documentation is needed, but that is not always the
case. There are many good documents about DRBD and MySQL multi-master.
Clustering / failover is not an 'out of the box' thing, moving from init
scripts to OCF RA's has its own set of challenges. I deal with this for the
things I set up, people I talk to do not understand the concept of a
failover IP, or why they can not start a process like they used to before
My point is moving to ha/clustered computing / shared storage is a complex
process. Yet the list has a lot of ground floor questions. I see those
things like 'tip of the iceberg'. If the user is stuck at this point they
need to do much more research or they are not likely to have a very
On 7/6/07, Lars Marowsky-Bree <lmb at suse.de> wrote:
> On 2007-07-05T22:48:05, Eddie C <edlinuxguru at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I feel like the Linux HA list should be moderator approved posts or we
> > create a second list called linux-ha-help. Or maybe the welcome message
> > should be more stern about asking RTFM questions. I am guilt of asking a
> > RTFM question on a list, but for some reason LINUX-HA this seems to
> > more then normal. I feel like every day my email box is filled with
> > someone's log files. I have enough of my own log files to worry about.
> > you much :)
> To be honest, part of the problem is that our FAQ sucks. ;-) I'm looking
> forward to the Linux HA Education project making progress here.
> But yes, it'd be nice if people were a bit more considerate and at least
> tried to research before posting, and didn't post tons of attachments to
> this list when already been told to file a bugzilla.
> We can but hope.
> I could set a size limit on postings to this list, too, but I'm not sure
> that would be helpful.
> Moderating the list is an option, but it's a big effort to do that in a
> timely fashion; I figure we'd need at least 2-3 moderators around the
> globe screening the mails from those users who're not yet "automatically
> approved". Any volunteers? ;-)
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