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Re: fsfs-reshard.py not ready for prime time?

From: David Glasser <glasser_at_davidglasser.net>
Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2008 18:37:38 -0700

On Sun, Aug 10, 2008 at 8:35 AM, Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 10, 2008 at 11:27 AM, Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com> wrote:
>> In http://svn.collab.net/repos/svn/trunk/tools/server-side/fsfs-reshard.py,
>> this block appears at the end:
>> if __name__ == '__main__':
>> raise Exception, \
>> """This script is unfinished and not ready to be used on live data.
>> Trust us."""
>> main()
>> The exception-raise was added in r24552 by Malcolm:
>> * tools/server-side/fsfs-reshard.py
>> Prevent use, for now, and add a license block.
>> Suggested by: cmpilato
>> Since then there have been a few commits to fsfs-reshard.py, but the
>> exception is still in place. Do we know exactly what it is that is
>> making fsfs-reshard.py be not ready for production use? The reason I
>> ask is that people are starting to write their own reshard scripts (see
>> the mail below from users@)...
> From what I remember, I thought the only issue was that when you
> wanted to use the script to go back to the 1.4 format it took a really
> long time.

ISTR it was just never particularly tested or reviewed by more than
one or two people.


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