01 August 2007

Non-improvement of SAM tests

For a while I have been pushing for the creation of a SAM test that only probes the SRM and does not depend on any higher level services (like the LFC or BDII). This would be good as it would prevent sites being marked as unavailable when in fact their SRM is up and running.

Unfortunately, the SAM people have decided to postpone the creation of a pure-SRM test. I don't really understand their concerns. I thought using srmcp with a static (but nightly updated) list of SRM endpoints would have been sufficient. I guess they have some reservations about using the FNAL srmcp client, since it isn't lcg-utils/GFAL, which are the official storage access methods.


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