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Copyright 2014 The Kubernetes Authors.
Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
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package names
import (
utilrand ""
// NameGenerator generates names for objects. Some backends may have more information
// available to guide selection of new names and this interface hides those details.
type NameGenerator interface {
// GenerateName generates a valid name from the base name, adding a random suffix to the
// the base. If base is valid, the returned name must also be valid. The generator is
// responsible for knowing the maximum valid name length.
GenerateName(base string) string
// simpleNameGenerator generates random names.
type simpleNameGenerator struct{}
// SimpleNameGenerator is a generator that returns the name plus a random suffix of five alphanumerics
// when a name is requested. The string is guaranteed to not exceed the length of a standard Kubernetes
// name (63 characters)
var SimpleNameGenerator NameGenerator = simpleNameGenerator{}
const (
// TODO: make this flexible for non-core resources with alternate naming rules.
maxNameLength = 63
randomLength = 5
maxGeneratedNameLength = maxNameLength - randomLength
func (simpleNameGenerator) GenerateName(base string) string {
if len(base) > maxGeneratedNameLength {
base = base[:maxGeneratedNameLength]
return fmt.Sprintf("%s%s", base, utilrand.String(randomLength))
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