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Subject Re: Question about instance states
Date Thu, 07 Oct 2010 09:32:53 GMT
What does the Linode state machine look like? It would be helpful if you 
could list all the Linode states?

RE 'boot failed', can that not be 'stopped'? I mean, you try to start an 
instance and it doesn't start (due to whatever error), so it ends up as 


On 07/10/10 12:27, Ladislav Martincik wrote:
> Hey guys,
> I have already asked the question on ICQ channel, but I think it deserves it's own thread
on this mailing list.
> At the moment I'm working on Linode driver for Deltacloud Core project and I'm having
problem map all Linode instance states to our Deltacloud default states. Currently we have
PENDING, RUNNING, SHUTTING_DOWN, STOPPED. Linode has 3 other states from which 2 can be mapped
to our standard PENDING state but 1 called "Boot failed" cannot be.
> There seems to be 2 obvious ways to go:
> 1) Create one more state which we can call UNKNOWN and pull all the other states into
this status.
> pros: It's simple solution and easy to handle.
> cons: Some of the states could be important to outside world and we will just dump them
into one unknown state
> 2) Let each driver populate different as strings to our API
> pros: Transparent for outside world.
> cons: Can be problematic for different clients as they could rely on predefined states
for their apps.
> I would really appreciate your elaboration on this.
> Thank you, Ladislav

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