Martin Schwenke martin at meltin.net
Wed Dec 10 01:23:15 MST 2014

On Fri, 5 Dec 2014 23:57:08 -0600, Scott Lovenberg
<scott.lovenberg at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Dec 5, 2014 at 10:55 PM, Martin Schwenke <martin at meltin.net> wrote:

> > Can autocluster work with other (e.g. Debian-based) distros?  Sorry, not
> > really.  There are a lot of assumptions about kickstart, network
> > configuration and location of configuration files, along with copious
> > use of yum.  :-(
> >
> > However, the modularisation work I did should allow much of the
> > post-boot package installation and configuration to be replaced by
> > something like Chef (from OpenStack).  Someone would need a
> > non-trivial slab of time to make that change.  When we've done that it
> > should be a little easier for autocluster to be distribution
> > agnostic... and I'm guessing that the part that people are really
> > interested in is the post-boot configuration, since that doesn't
> > depend on the cluster being virtual.

> As luck would have it, at work I wrote a chef cookbook for clustered
> MySQL (I'm getting around to fixing some serious problems with it
> before I put it on Github), so I'd like to give some advice.  RUN!
> Don't look back, just run!


> [...]

> I truly don't want to discourage anyone from getting this working on
> Chef, but you should know ahead of time that there are some hurdles
> that you don't even know you'll deal with until you are confronted by
> them.  [...]

Yep, it is probably a lot of work, which will take a lot of time.  I
certainly don't think that have that amount of time in the foreseeable
future...  :-(

peace & happiness,

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