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Cli for daemon heartbeat check

Authored by johann on Nov 30 2020, 4:06 PM.



This can be used in k8s and wherever else a liveness check is required.

This deviates a bit from our other liveliness checks (and I think the standard) in that instead of actually looking at the process inside the container, it asks the DB. I think I prefer this over adding some port on which the daemon health can be checked. This keeps us with a single source of truth for daemon liveliness. If the db goes down then this container will be considered unhealthy, but the container would be crashing anyway. I might be overlooking some pitfall though, so I'd appreciate feedback here.

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manually checked return code with and without the daemon running

manually did a helm install and checked that probe was working

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the non-k8s specific parts of this look great to me. not sure if there's any best practices wrt liveness checks I'm not aware of though?

looks good! i think timeoutSeconds: 3 would be a reasonable default given that users are bumping into issues with lower timeouts. do we need to make changes to the helm schema?


can we add timeoutSeconds: 3 or greater? see:



This revision now requires changes to proceed.Dec 1 2020, 6:29 AM

Haven't added a schema for the daemon yet, created a tracking issue to do that once the fields are more settled

This revision is now accepted and ready to land.Dec 1 2020, 7:59 PM
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