[Planetlab-users] dead nodes
jinliang at cs.uiuc.edu
Mon May 16 11:14:41 EDT 2005
Could you please notify the owner of a slice before
you automatically disable the slice? Slice users
have more incentive to keep their nodes up and running,
however, they are often not directly responsible for
the support issues. Punishing the slice users (silently)
for the non-responsiveness of the technical contact
seems unfair, and asking the slice users to periodically
check their node status may not be feasible (people
will forget). A notification, however, will allow the
slice users to help PlanetLab solve the issues.
On Mon, 16 May 2005, Reid Moran wrote:
> I refer you to http://monitor.planet-lab.org/ this site shows the current
> status for all Planet Lab nodes. You will see when you click on the
> subsequent pages there is a column within the table titled "RT". This column
> shows that there are current support issues for that node, and as long as
> there is responsiveness coming from the site about this node, the site will
> not be punished. The goal here is to motivate those sites who are not
> responsive in getting their nodes back online.
> The most likely scenario will be creating a new status for nodes that are down
> while the site responsible is not responding to multiple requests from us to
> get those nodes back online. This is what we are looking to prevent, we do
> understand many various circumstances cause nodes to be offline, and will work
> with the site to get them back online as long as they are responsive.
> Hope that helps explain.
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