RFC: Ubuntu HA resource-agents supportability

Rafael David Tinoco rafaeldtinoco at ubuntu.com
Thu Apr 2 20:30:44 UTC 2020

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Felipe Reyes <felipe.reyes at canonical.com>
> >
> > - "Deprecated" packages:
> >
> >   - heartbeat
> >   - keepalived
> keepalived is used by OpenStack Neutron. In this context what would
> "deprecated" mean?.
> apt-rdepends -r keepalived
> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree
> Reading state information... Done
> keepalived
>   Reverse Depends: neutron-l3-agent
> (2:16.0.0~b3~git2020032420.a0e1b5804e-0ubuntu3)
> neutron-l3-agent

It means I'm (or was) considering demoting the package to [universe] and giving focus to other ones that might do similar things. We are trying to focus in single pkgs / functionality in [main] and I thought about considering keepalived "deprecated" in favor of a single tool to control active/passive virtual Ips (pacemaker in this case).

For active/active load balancing we already have haproxy & nginx in [main] (and pound in [universe]) and, even being L7 balancing, and not L4 + VRRP like keepalived, somehow I thought IPVS was already "deprecated". In a deeper look now seems that keepalived is well maintained and updated so I'll probably just mark keepalived as a "core" HA package.

Thanks for the feedback! That’s exactly the reason of my e-mails =).

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