[Linux-HA] Linux-HA on solaris
t.d.lee at durham.ac.uk
Tue Jan 27 03:44:11 MST 2009
Hi, Andrew. Thanks for the reply. Hope you are well.
On Mon, 26 Jan 2009, Andrew Beekhof wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 18:11, David Lee <t.d.lee at durham.ac.uk> wrote:
>> My guess (but it is
>> just a guess) is that pacemaker probably no longer builds on non-Linux
>> machines. Can anyone confirm/refute this?
> If it doesn't, then it certainly wasn't intentional and I'd welcome any patches
Perhaps I should have said "guess ... on some of the non-Linux platforms
that the previous heartbeat releases had built on". (Or something like
>> If it can be generally agreed, in principle, that both "heartbeat" and
>> "pacemaker" should continue to be portable, then I would be happy to
>> continue to assist in that. But I am no longer be in a position to lead.
>> A couple of other points:
>> 1. The pacemaker people seem to be preferring OpenAIS to heartbeat as their
>> underlying comms layer, and I have no idea how portable OpenAIS is. So that
> openais supports just as many platforms as heartbeat. [...]
Good to know. Thanks.
>> I've no idea whether there is any compatibility overlap between pacemaker
>> and OHAC. I suspect, sadly, that there might not be (i.e. that the
>> clustering world has split into two (or more) parts).
> Exactly what kind of split are you referring to here?
> I do hope you're not suggesting an all-or-nothing-one-size-fits-all
> cluster stack, like Heartbeat (or RedHat's cluster2) tried to be, is a
> good thing.
No. I had wondering/speculating about compatibility/overlap etc. between
(1) pacemaker/heartbeat/OpenAIS etc. (a natural fit for Linux)
(2) Solaris/OHAC etc. (a (presumably) natural fit for Solaris)
(3) Other such 'families'.
And perhaps pooling/sharing of scarce development resources (person-time)
> And if people want to run Pacemaker on top of a OHAC messaging and
> membership layer, thats also fine (obviously i'm in no position to
> drive that - but I'd also definitely not hold it back either) because
> we have the infrastructure in place to support it.
Sounds good. Glad that the inter-operability and portability doors
As mentioned earlier, I'm no longer in a position to do any significant
development work. Naturally, if, in our local use of heartbeat/pacemaker
(which is now primarily on Linux rather than Solaris), we hit any bugs,
we'll try to submit reports and/or patches.
Thanks for the reply. Best wishes.
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