[ovirt-devel] multipath configuration
nsoffer at redhat.com
Wed Jun 25 14:48:40 UTC 2014
----- Original Message -----
> From: "Sven Kieske" <S.Kieske at mittwald.de>
> To: devel at ovirt.org
> Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 5:32:47 PM
> Subject: Re: [ovirt-devel] multipath configuration
> Am 25.06.2014 15:58, schrieb Yeela Kaplan:
> > Hi,
> > Currently multipath.conf is being rotated each time we reconfigure it.
> > We'd like to change the behaviour for multipath.conf so that current
> > configuration will be commented out
> > and we'd stop rotating (in the same manner as libvirt conf works today).
> > Does anybody have any comment for/ against?
> > Thanks in advance,
> > Yeela
> I never looked into this, but as I read this
> I have to shout out: this is a bad practice!
> you should not just comment out old config and write
> new config to the same file!
> you should instead implement a proper rotation
> algorithm, because you can than easily fall back
> onto older configuration, plus you just got
> your configuration in a simple version control system.
How do you suggest to rotate configuration files?
Can you give an example project which does this right?
> additional drawback from commenting stuff out:
> imagine a setup with lots and lots of changes, you'll
> need soon to strip some of the commented stuff out
> of the file completly, because it will grow and grow.
> in short: maintainability
> please rotate config files, everywhere, so do not
> apply this bad practice from libvirt conf, instead
> fix libvirt conf.
> Mit freundlichen Grüßen / Regards
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