heartbeat integration with upstart

Scott James Remnant scott at ubuntu.com
Fri Oct 27 09:39:58 BST 2006

On Wed, 2006-10-25 at 11:22 -0700, Monty Taylor wrote:

> So I do a lot of work with heartbeat for HA setups, and I as I started
> poking around in upstart, it seems that there may be a good match
> between the OCF resource management in Heartbeat v2 and the way
> upstart manages resources. It seems like there is a good opportunity
> for a nice integration to make HA Ubuntu systems fairly easy to deal
> with - at least once things are using upstart and not just the sysv
> compat layer. But I wanted to float the idea out there and see if
> anyone else found it interesting.
> It's not as if this couldn't be accomplished by simple scripts that
> just called start, stop and status on services. But since both systems
> are event and dependency driven, it seems like a heartbeat plugin to
> interface directly with upstart in some intelligent way could be cool.
I don't know much (actually, anything) about heartbeat, so don't really
know how to suggest an interface.

The most obvious starting point would be to link it with libupstart
which would allow it to communicate with the init daemon.

Scott James Remnant
scott at ubuntu.com
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