status output changes

Gustavo Niemeyer gustavo.niemeyer at
Fri Nov 11 17:20:01 UTC 2011

> OK; any good ideas for names? I'll go with "instance" if I don't hear
> anything better.


>> Also, "pending" feels strange here, since it's providing data about
>> the units rather than the machine itself (it's the unit that is
>> pending, not the machine).
> I intended to express that the machine agent is pending, rather than the
> machine itself; "it's not running, but we have no evidence to suggest
> that it's *stopped* running, so the charitable interpretation is that it
> just hasn't started yet".

Understood, but that's not the message being passed. It looks somewhat
naturally like the machine is pending, which already has a well
defined meaning in EC2 that is not what is described above.

Gustavo Niemeyer

-- I'm not absolutely sure of anything.

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