[Linux-HA] pingd return values
ee2 at aeroantenna.com
Thu Nov 29 15:14:51 MST 2007
>> On another thread () I've been trying to figure out how
>> get pingd to play nicely with hb_gui. One of the
>> difficulties of this task is understanding
>> what kind of information pingd provides. Judging from the
>> examples on the pingd web page, the possible return
>> values are something like
> There are not exactly return values. The pingd program,
> which is either managed by the pingd RA or using the
> ha.cf respawn directive, just creates an attribute in
> the status section of the CIB. The value of that
> attribute depends on the number of nodes it was able to
> ping (n*multiplier).
I cannot find anything that looks like a score in the
status section given by "cibadmin -Ql". What should that
look like? And again, what does defined or undefined mean?
Curiously, I do see two sets of fail counts that
should be getting updated, but they are not. Since my
network cable on one computer is unplugged, one of the
fail counts should be going up, but it is not changing.
>> What do these mean? More importantly what does <value>
>> mean? The first two cannot be used with the gui because
>> it will not accept the "defined" or "not_defined"
>> operator without also entering a value. And
>> it seems that if you enter a value (e.g. " " or "true")
>> in the gui, heartbeat does not like it.
> Hmm, not an expert on GUI, but shouldn't you here enter
> attribute name for the <value> (typically pingd).
Gui expects "attribute", "operation", and "value". I used
"pingd" for the attribute and have been changing the
operation, but with no luck.
>> So then we're left with trying to use <value> for a
>> failover trigger. I'm trying to figure out how to combine
>> a location constraint with a pingd clone monitor to get
>> things to failover. Possible on_fail actions are
>> It's a little unclear what these mean in the context of
>> a clone and I'm not sure which one to use along with a
>> pingd location constraint based on
> The pingd clone is not important, it just serves to
> manage the pingd program. The pingd program does all
> the work. Don't reference that cloned resource in
> constraints. Just reference the attribute which pingd
> inserted in the status section (using score_attribute
> instead of score).
Gui doesn't support score_attribute, so I have been trying
to get things to work with score.
> I suppose that you checked http://linux-ha.org/pingd
More times than I can count. Regrettably, I cannot use
the examples in that document because they have things
that simply are not supported by gui.
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