[lmap] A question about running actions in sequence

Fredrik Kers <fredrik.kers@netrounds.com> Tue, 16 May 2017 15:39 UTC

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From: Fredrik Kers <fredrik.kers@netrounds.com>
Date: Tue, 16 May 2017 17:35:36 +0200
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Subject: [lmap] A question about running actions in sequence
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Hi!

I have a question about how running Actions in sequence is supposed to work
according to the LAMP information model.

Let's take a simple example. Say you have two actions that you want to run
in sequence, first a traceroute that finds all routers between the MA and a
remote peer, and after that a time limited ping to each of the routers.

It will not be possible to use the Schedule's duration to do the time
limiting of the ping since there is no way to have a second Schedule (doing
the ping) starting after the first Schedule (doing the traceroute) is
finished.

Also, you can not place both Actions in the same Schedule and use the
Schedule's duration since you don't know how long time the traceroute will
take.

The only way that I see is to make it possible to configure the duration in
the ping Actions itself. Is this how it's intended to be done? The
possibility to schedule arbitrary actions in a sequence would be quite
limited by this I think.

Regards,
Fredrik

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