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



On Wed, Aug 04, 2004 at 08:12:51AM +0200, Schumacher, Bernd wrote:
> So, what I have learned from all answers is very bad news for me. It
> seems, what happened is as expected by most of you. But this means:
> 
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------
> --- One single point of failure in one node can stop the whole gfs. ---
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> The single point of failure is:
> The lancard specified in "nodes.ccs:ip_interfaces" stops working on one
> node. No matter if this node was master or slave.
> 
> The whole gfs is stopped:
> The rest of the cluster seems to need time to form a new cluster. The
> bad node does not need so much time for switching to arbitrary mode. So
> the bad node has enough time to fence all other nodes, before it would
> be fenced by the new master.
> 
> The bad node lives but it can not form a cluster. GFS is not working.
> 
> Now all other nodes will reboot. But after reboot they can not join the
> cluster, because they can not contact the bad node. The lancard is still
> broken. GFS is not working.
> 
> Did I miss something?
> Please tell me that I am wrong!

Well, I guess I'm confused how the node with the bad lan card can contact
the fencing device to fence the other nodes.  If it can't communicate with
the other nodes because it's NIC is down, it can't contact the fencing
device over that NIC either, right?  Or are you using some alternate
transport to contact the fencing device? 
 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: linux-cluster-bounces redhat com 
> > [mailto:linux-cluster-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of 
> > Schumacher, Bernd
> > Sent: Dienstag, 3. August 2004 13:56
> > To: linux-cluster redhat com
> > Subject: [Linux-cluster] GFS 6.0 node without quorum tries to fence
> > 
> > 
> > Hi,
> > I have three nodes oben, mitte and unten. 
> > 
> > Test:
> > I have disabled eth0 on mitte, so that mitte will be excluded. 
> > 
> > Result:
> > Oben and unten are trying to fence mitte and build a new 
> > cluster. OK! But mitte tries to fence oben and unten. PROBLEM!
> >  
> > Why can this happen? Mitte knows that it can not build a 
> > cluster. See Logfile from mitte: "Have 1, need 2"
> > 
> > Logfile from mitte:
> > Aug  3 12:53:17 mitte lock_gulmd_core[1845]: Client (oben) 
> > expired Aug 3 12:53:17 mitte lock_gulmd_core[1845]: Core lost 
> > slave quorum. Have 1, need 2. Switching to Arbitrating. Aug  
> > 3 12:53:17 mitte
> > lock_gulmd_core[2120]: Gonna exec fence_node oben Aug  3 
> > 12:53:17 mitte
> > lock_gulmd_core[1845]: Forked [2120] fence_node oben with a 0 
> > pause. Aug 3 12:53:17 mitte fence_node[2120]: Performing 
> > fence method, manual, on oben. 
> > 
> > cluster.ccs:
> > cluster {
> >     name = "tom"
> >     lock_gulm {
> >         servers = ["oben", "mitte", "unten"]
> >     }
> > }
> > 
> > fence.ccs:
> > fence_devices {
> >   manual_oben {
> >     agent = "fence_manual"
> >   }     
> >   manual_mitte ...
> > 
> > 
> > nodes.ccs:
> > nodes {
> >   oben {
> >     ip_interfaces {
> >       eth0 = "192.168.100.241"
> >     }
> >     fence { 
> >       manual {
> >         manual_oben {
> >           ipaddr = "192.168.100.241"
> >         }
> >       }
> >     }
> >   }
> >   mitte ...
> > 
> > regards
> > Bernd Schumacher
> > 
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