A bug report in iambic pentameter,
by Mick Goulish.
The eldest cluster broker sends commands
Creates its federation link and bridge,
But leaves behind its juniors, all confused.
Not privy to these mysteries, they soon
Fall out of sync, and drag the cluster down.
Without agreement, how can clusters run?
If elder and its juniors disagree,
Divide against itself this fragile house,
How can it stand?
How can the perfect synchrony exist?
It can't. And therein lies the rub.
The elder broker builds its links and bridge,
But tells the youngsters: "Do thou as I do!"
They too can build that bridge, maintaining it
Against the day when elder fails. All their
Commands are thus maintained in sync.
The cluster hums, the traffic leaps and flows.
Where once was strife and error, harmony
has come. The synchrony will no doubt be
disturbed again. But not by this BZ.