Feature #15457

Updated by Tom Clegg almost 2 years ago

When a client creates a new container request (and doesn't specify a desired cluster ID) controller should resolve all input collection to PDHs as needed, and then:
* if all inputs are available locally, create a local container request (as the current implementation does in all cases)
* otherwise, rank local/remote clusters according to how many of the input data bytes they have on hand, and execute a "create CR" request on the highest-ranking cluster -- being sure to specify the chosen cluster ID so the remote cluster doesn't have to repeat the ranking/selection process itself.
** if the local cluster is tied with a remote, choose the local cluster
** use the file_size_total collection attribute

At least for now, don't go to too much trouble to be precise -- if a mount only refers to a small file in a large collection, it's OK to rank by the entire collection size

If a remote cluster returns an error during the "probe for inputs" phase, drop that cluster from the list of candidates.

If a remote cluster returns an error when submitting a container request, fall back to submitting to the local cluster. If the local cluster fails (whether or not a remote has also been attempted), just return the error to the caller.

Add an entry to the CR's properties hash indicating how the cluster was chosen, including any errors encountered when probing remotes.