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Re: [Linux-cluster] GFS 6.0 node without quorum tries to fence

On Tue, Aug 03, 2004 at 12:03:15PM -0700, Steve Landherr wrote:
> But if you do it that way, and you really have a netsplit, won't you get
> into a "quickdraw" situation where each of the newly formed clusters are
> trying to fence out the others?  In the worst case, all the nodes get
> reset and nobody is happy.  But maybe the worst case happens so
> infrequently that it is better than always losing the cluster whenever
> quorum is lost.

yes, worst case everyone reboots.  BUT! the data on disc is safe.  There
is probbly a better way to go about this, but we've currently kept the
idea that an unexpected reboot is better than looking for backup tapes.

> But then again, from any one node's perspective, how often do multiple
> nodes drop out of a cluster at the same time and the problem is not
> either a netsplit or a glitch on the local node?

no idea.

> Just pondering...

Michael Conrad Tadpol Tilstra
It's never too late to have a happy childhood.

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