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Re: [Linux-cluster] question about creating partitions and gfs



On Wed, May 10, 2006 at 08:30:58AM -0400, Kovacs, Corey J. wrote:
> Jason, couple of questions.... (And I assume you are working with
> RHEL3+GFS6.0x)

[root tf1 cluster]# cat /etc/redhat-release 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS release 3 (Taroon Update 7)
[root tf1 cluster]# 

[root tf1 cluster]# rpm -qa | grep -i gfs
GFS-modules-smp-6.0.2.30-0
GFS-devel-6.0.2.30-0
GFS-debuginfo-6.0.2.30-0
GFS-6.0.2.30-0
GFS-modules-6.0.2.30-0
[root tf1 cluster]# 


> 
> 
> 1. Are you actually using raw devices? if so, why? 
not intentionally.. ;)

> 2. Does the device /dev/raw/raw64 actually exist on tf2?

[root tf2 cluster]# !ls
ls -al /dev/raw/raw64
crw-rw----    1 root     disk     162,  64 Jun 24  2004 /dev/raw/raw64
[root tf2 cluster]# 

[root tf1 cluster]# !ls
ls -al /dev/raw/raw64
crw-rw----    1 root     disk     162,  64 Jun 24  2004 /dev/raw/raw64
[root tf1 cluster]# 

so theyre both there..

> 
> 
> GFS does not use raw devices for anything. The standard Redhat Cluster suite
> does, but not GFS. GFS uses "storage pools".  Also, if memory servs me right,
> later versions of GFS for RHEL3 need to be told what pools to use in the 
> "/etc/sysconfig/gfs" config file. Used to be that GFS just did a scan and
> "found" the pools, but no longer I believe.
> 

in /etc/sysconfig/gfs on both boxes, I have

CCS_ARCHIVE="/dev/sdb1" (everything else is commented out)

regards,

Jason


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