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Re: [Linux-cluster] GFS lockups ?



On Thursday 09 October 2008 20:38:43 Janar Kartau wrote:
> Like i said, i couldn't find anything in the logs besides eviction
> messages after i manually reset the server. Yes, we do use PHP and
> sessions which use memcached as a backend.
Don't know much about memcached as a backend but I recall we finally patched 
php so it uses flocks (as far as I remember or you can at least configure how 
you want to use session-filelocking) and after it apache is pretty stable. No 
*D*s any more because of this.

I don't know what the status is with the php patch but I think it's still 
somewhere. I need to check back on this.

-marc.
>
> Janar
>
> Marc Grimme wrote:
> > On Thursday 09 October 2008 01:24:51 Janar Kartau wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> Recently our three-node webserver cluster started randomly crashing. I
> >> never had time to investigate what the problem was, cause i needed to
> >> bring them back online again. But it seemed like alla Apache processes
> >> just hang (couldn't even kill them).. waiting for something. The only
> >> thing that helped, was a reboot for all or couple of the nodes. Anyway,
> >> today i encountered this problem at night and i could look into it a
> >> little more. I noticed that some of the GFS filesystems were
> >> unaccessable (we have 5 of them, mounted on every nide) and of the nodes
> >> was completely unaccessable. So i guessed that this half-dead node was
> >> holding locks on the filesystems or sth. Did a hard reset on this dead
> >> node and all stabilized.
> >> Absolutely no cluster/GFS errors in the logs (besides the ones which
> >> tell that the half-dead node was leaving the cluster when i reset it).
> >> Nodes have CentOS 4.6 installed (2.6.9-67.0.7.ELsmp, dlm-1.0.7-1,
> >> GFS-6.1.15-1, cman-1.0.17-0.el4_6.5). We use EMC CX3-10c for GFS storage
> >> (over iSCSI) and EMC PowerPath for multipathing. Separate VLAN is used
> >> for CMAN/DLM traffic.
> >> Please give me ideas how to solve this or atleast some debugging tips as
> >> it's happening twice a day now and seems i simply can't help it. :(
> >
> > Could you provide more information like relevant syslogs and console
> > messages?
> >
> > Are you using php with sessions?



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