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From Maxim Khutornenko <>
Subject Re: Health Check Disabler Discussion
Date Fri, 10 Oct 2014 21:32:48 GMT
+1 to the #1. Disabling health checks is like signing a waiver where
all health check guarantees are off.

On Fri, Oct 10, 2014 at 2:23 PM, David Pan <> wrote:
> Hi Aurora,
> I am currently working on a feature that allows for health checks to be
> disabled temporarily for a running instance of a job.  The code review can
> be found at  The idea is that the
> presence of a special "snooze file" in the task's sandbox will trigger the
> disabling of the health checks.
> Currently, the code reviewers have split off into two camps:
> 1. One set of reviewers believe that simplicity is key.  Disable the health
> checks if the snooze file is present, enable it otherwise.
> 2. The other set of reviewers believe that there should be a snooze
> duration.  The timer starts when the snooze file is touched.  After the
> snooze duration is exhausted, the snooze file should be deleted by the
> health checker, and health checks resume.  This is useful if the process
> that initially disabled the health checks dies unexpectedly, and is no
> longer there to re-enable the health checks.
> I would like to invite anyone interested to voice your opinions and chime
> in.
> Thanks,
> David Pan

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