Religion lives on in computing cluster protocols
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20-03-2015, 09:01 AM
Religion lives on in computing cluster protocols
http://www.linux-ha.org/wiki/STONITH

STONITH is a technique for NodeFencing, where the errant node which might have run amok with cluster resources is simply shot in the head. Normally, when an HA system declares a node as dead, it is merely speculating that it is dead. STONITH takes that speculation and makes it reality. "Make it so, Number One".

Etymological note: STONITH started out as a misspelling of another acronym (STOMITH), where the M stood for machine. At one point, Alan Robertson realized he had been misspelling it, but he decided he preferred his misspelled version, because it appealed to his sense of whimsy. It seems he liked the sort of Biblical feel to the the sound of STONITH, which to his ear is similar to the pseudo-King-Jamesean verb "stoneth" - as in "I stoneth thou". This appeal was enhanced by the parallels between a cluster fatally casting out one of its members for disobeying cluster rules, to the Biblical use of stoning as a fatal method of casting a human out of the community for their transgressions against God.

Linux and Unix have traditionally drawn more from Greek and Norse mythology so this is refreshing.
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20-03-2015, 11:58 AM
RE: Religion lives on in computing cluster protocols
I'm sure reading that just killed half my brain.

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20-03-2015, 04:35 PM
RE: Religion lives on in computing cluster protocols
Wait, there's something I gotta do first.

(20-03-2015 09:01 AM)Robert M Wrote:  "I stoneth thou".

There. Much better. Smokin

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20-03-2015, 04:38 PM
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20-03-2015, 05:00 PM
RE: Religion lives on in computing cluster protocols
(20-03-2015 09:01 AM)Robert M Wrote:  Linux and Unix have traditionally drawn more from Greek and Norse mythology so this is refreshing.

"Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy." - Joseph Campbell

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20-03-2015, 05:45 PM
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(20-03-2015 05:00 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(20-03-2015 09:01 AM)Robert M Wrote:  Linux and Unix have traditionally drawn more from Greek and Norse mythology so this is refreshing.

"Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy." - Joseph Campbell

Unfortunately, God has encountered a problem and needs to close...

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20-03-2015, 07:05 PM
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(20-03-2015 05:45 PM)Sam Wrote:  
(20-03-2015 05:00 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  "Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy." - Joseph Campbell

Unfortunately, God has encountered a problem and needs to close...




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20-03-2015, 07:08 PM
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