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[Linux-cluster] Re: CS4 / U2/U3/U4/ problem about cluster_idgeneration



Michael Will wrote:

>> If you stick to the numerical cluster I'd and just use a more robust
>> hash alg you should be fine...
>>

> We can't change the hash algorithm as it would break backwards compatibility -
> new nodes would hash the same name to a different
> value and refuse to join the cluster.

> A better solution might be to allow the cluster number to be specified in ccs
> as well as the name so it would override the hash value.
> -- patrick

Yes, this seems also to me a good solution: if a new field "cluster_id" is set
in cluster.conf (together with "cluster_name") generate_cluster_id takes it, and
if not, it generates the id as usual.
Is there any possibility for such an evolution in a future patch on CS4 U4 ?

Thanks
Alain



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