[ceph-users] removing cluster name support

kefu chai tchaikov at gmail.com
Tue Nov 7 04:09:48 PST 2017


On Fri, Jun 9, 2017 at 3:37 AM, Sage Weil <sweil at redhat.com> wrote:
> At CDM yesterday we talked about removing the ability to name your ceph
> clusters.  There are a number of hurtles that make it difficult to fully
> get rid of this functionality, not the least of which is that some
> (many?) deployed clusters make use of it.  We decided that the most we can
> do at this point is remove support for it in ceph-deploy and ceph-ansible
> so that no new clusters or deployed nodes use it.
>
> The first PR in this effort:
>
>         https://github.com/ceph/ceph-deploy/pull/441

okay, i am closing https://github.com/ceph/ceph/pull/18638 and
http://tracker.ceph.com/issues/3253

>
> Background:
>
> The cluster name concept was added to allow multiple clusters to have
> daemons coexist on the same host.  At the type it was a hypothetical
> requirement for a user that never actually made use of it, and the
> support is kludgey:
>
>  - default cluster name is 'ceph'
>  - default config is /etc/ceph/$cluster.conf, so that the normal
> 'ceph.conf' still works
>  - daemon data paths include the cluster name,
>      /var/lib/ceph/osd/$cluster-$id
>    which is weird (but mostly people are used to it?)
>  - any cli command you want to touch a non-ceph cluster name
> needs -C $name or --cluster $name passed to it.
>
> Also, as of jewel,
>
>  - systemd only supports a single cluster per host, as defined by $CLUSTER
> in /etc/{sysconfig,default}/ceph
>
> which you'll notice removes support for the original "requirement".
>
> Also note that you can get the same effect by specifying the config path
> explicitly (-c /etc/ceph/foo.conf) along with the various options that
> substitute $cluster in (e.g., osd_data=/var/lib/ceph/osd/$cluster-$id).
>
>
> Crap preventing us from removing this entirely:
>
>  - existing daemon directories for existing clusters
>  - various scripts parse the cluster name out of paths
>
>
> Converting an existing cluster "foo" back to "ceph":
>
>  - rename /etc/ceph/foo.conf -> ceph.conf
>  - rename /var/lib/ceph/*/foo-* -> /var/lib/ceph/*/ceph-*
>  - remove the CLUSTER=foo line in /etc/{default,sysconfig}/ceph
>  - reboot
>
>
> Questions:
>
>  - Does anybody on the list use a non-default cluster name?
>  - If so, do you have a reason not to switch back to 'ceph'?
>
> Thanks!
> sage
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Kefu Chai


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