1. 20 Oct, 2006 1 commit
    • Mike Hibler's avatar
      Wow, this should make me look important! · afa5e919
      Mike Hibler authored
      Two-day boondoggle to support "/scratch", an optional large, shared filesystem
      for users.  To do this, I needed to find all the instances where /proj is used
      and behave accordingly.  The boondoggle part was the decision to gather up all
      the hardwired instances of shared directory names ("/proj", "/users", etc.)
      so that they are set in a common place (via unexposed configure variables).
      This is a boondoggle because:
      
      1. I didn't change the client-side scripts.  They need a different mechanism
         (e.g., tmcd) to get the info, configure is the wrong way.
      
      2. Even if I had done #1 it is likely--no, certain--that something would
         fail if you tried to rename "/proj" to be "/mike".  These names are just
         too ingrained.
      
      3. We may not even use "/scratch" as it turns out.
      
      Note, I also didn't fix any of the .html documentation.  Anyway, it is done.
      To maintain my illusion in the future you should:
      
      1. Have perl scripts include "use libtestbed" and use the defined PROJROOT(),
         et.al. functions where possible.  If not possible, make sure they run
         through configure and use @PROJROOT_DIR@, etc.
      
      2. Use the configure method for python, C, php and other languages.
      
      3. There are perl (TBValidUserDir) and php (VALIDUSERPATH) functions which
         you should call to determine if an NS, template parameter, tarball or
         other file are in "an acceptable location."  Use these functions where
         possible.  They know about the optional "scratch" filesystem.  Note that
         the perl function is over-engineered to handles cases that don't occur
         in nature.
      afa5e919
  2. 18 Jul, 2006 1 commit
    • Leigh Stoller's avatar
      Changes necessary for moving most of the stuff in the node_types · 624a0364
      Leigh Stoller authored
      table, into a new table called node_type_attributes, which is intended
      to be a more extensible way of describing nodes.
      
      The only things left in the node_types table will be type,class and the
      various isXXX boolean flags, since we use those in numerous joins all over
      the system (ie: when discriminating amongst nodes).
      
      For the most part, all of that other stuff is rarely used, or used in
      contexts where the information is needed, but not for type descrimination.
      Still, it made for a lot of queries to change!
      
      Along the way I added a NodeType library module that represents the type
      info as a perl object. I also beefed up the existing Node module, and
      started using it in more places. I also added an Interfaces module, but I
      have not done much with that yet.
      
      I have not yet removed all the slots from the node_types table; I plan to
      run the new code for a few days and then remove the slots.
      
      Example using the new NodeType object:
      
      	use NodeType;
      
      	my $typeinfo = NodeType->Lookup($type);
      
              if ($typeinfo->control_interface(\$control_iface) ||
                  !$control_iface) {
        	    warn "No control interface for $type is defined in the DB!\n";
              }
      
      or using the Node:
      
      	use Node;
      
              my $nodeobject = Node->Lookup($node_id);
              my $imageable  = $nodeobject->NodeTypeInfo()->imageable();
      or
              my $rebootable = $nodeobject->isrebootable();
      or
              $nodeobject->NodeTypeAttribute("control_interface", \$control_iface);
      
      Lots of way to accomplish the same thing, but the main point is that the
      Node is able to override the NodeType (if it wants to), which I think is
      necessary for flexibly describing one/two of a kind things like switches, etc.
      624a0364
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