[cgl_discussion] Request for proposals: v.2 projects

Cress, Andrew R andrew.r.cress at intel.com
Fri Oct 11 11:38:25 PDT 2002


Is this for a complete package or just for kernel-level improvements?  If
you want to consider user-level stuff too, here are some ideas.  Two things
that relate to projects that I am involved in are things that I was thinking
about for v2.    

WRT various hardware faults,
"Predictive Failure Analysis":
User-space code to analyze events/errors and make a reasonable prediction of
when a given device is likely to fail.   With disk errors, for example,
there are several metrics to use, that are now available in CGLE 1.0

WRT clustering, panic & other event handling, 
Sample Event parsing & actions:
Building a solution that involves notifying a remote system, and
constructing the actions that the remote system needs to take.  For example,
if the remote system receives an SNMP alert of a cluster membership change
or of a system panic, how to build a script/program to take corrective
action (directed failover, etc.).  A sample solution would answer questions
about how to do this and how long the turnaround time would be.  Some
candidate building blocks would not fit this level of automation, though.


-----Original Message-----
From: Mika Kukkonen [mailto:mika at osdl.org] 
Sent: Friday, October 11, 2002 11:09 AM
To: cgl_discussion at osdl.org
Subject: [cgl_discussion] Request for proposals: v.2 projects

Hi all,

We are having a technical face-to-face next week here in Portland, and
one of the major topics is going to be contents of version 2. Now we
do have some high level idea of issues we want to address, namely
HW management, clustering and security. 

But it would be nice to have some bottom up input also, and by that I
mean that I am sure there are lot of nice Open Source projects out there
that address same things as we are planning to.

So all proposals of projects we should be looking into are welcome! Post
them either on this mailing list or send them directly to me, and I'll
make sure they are discussed in the F2F next week. If you are proposing
an existing OSS project, please include a web link. 

If you just want us to address certain feature you feel is missing, try
to give short technical description of the feature. Note that these
proposals need not to be limited to the three high level areas I
outlined in first paragraph, as in true Open Source fashion any input is



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