Host Protection Levels

Host protection levels are used to protect particular hosts from actions that occur during the verify and repair phases. These can be set using the CLI or the frontend admin interface. They are defined in client/common_lib/ and contained in the protection field of the hosts table in the autotest_web database.

  • No protection – anything can be done to this host.
  • Repair software only – any software problem can be fixed, including a full machine reinstall.
  • Repair filesystem only – the filesystem can be cleaned out, but not system reconfiguration or reinstall can occur.
  • Do not repair – do not attempt any repair on the machine.
  • Do not verify – do not verify or repair the machine (the machine will be assumed to be in working order).