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Why state is needed for keepalived

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http://serverfault.com – From the doc ! MASTER and BACKUP state are determined by the priority ! even if you specify MASTER as the state, the state will ! be voted on by priority (so if your state is MASTER but your ! priority is lower than the router with BACKUP, you will lose ! the MASTER state) So why defining a state instead of just using priority? (HowTos)