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Re: [Cluster-devel] When is fencing considered successful?



On Wed, 2008-10-29 at 11:22 -0500, David Teigland wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 11:12:41AM -0500, Kevin Anderson wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > Recently we had cluster customer where the fencing agent successfully
> > powered off a node, but the script failed to power the node back on due
> > to firmware changes on the fencing device.
> > 
> > Question is whether we should consider this a successful fence event or
> > does the agent have to complete everything?   The primary purpose of the
> > fencing agent is to stop the node from participating in the cluster.  In
> > this case, that was successful.  But, because the power on attempt
> > failed, the fence agent reported failure and the cluster hung waiting
> > for a followup action.  
> > 
> > It would seem to me that the fence agent should report success in this
> > case, and maybe post a warning message about the failure to power on.
> > 
> > Thoughts?
> 
> Definately
> 

Okay, next question, do our fence agents behave this way?

Kevin



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