Excerpts from Jeffrey Burke's message of 2014-01-22 23:11:33 +1000:
Nice feature. A couple questions. We have systems the lose console
often. What happens with an empty console, does it ignore or assume
that the install has failed. or the opposite?
If the console is missing, empty, or drops out, beaker-watchdog will not
detect any installation failures so the recipe will continue as normal
(or eventually the watchdog will get it, if it did fail). That's the
same way the panic detection works -- it's best effort.
Also now that the scheduler has detected this failure can it
automatically requeue the recipe?
It could, but that would be a separate feature. I'm not sure if it would
be worthwhile though. I think almost all cases where the installation
fails (especially, when it fails in a detectable way) it's due to
a problem with the recipe: missing a repo, typo in the kickstart,
requesting filesystem that is too big, etc. Those cases are not likely
to be solved by resubmitting the recipe.
Dan Callaghan <dcallagh(a)redhat.com>
Software Engineer, Hosted & Shared Services
Red Hat, Inc.