Hi all, I am managing a two-node cluster without qdisk and to avoid the fencing loop I thought to implement a startup quorum. The startup quorum would be the minimum total votes a node requires to remain in the cluster after the startup process. When cman is started on a node it joins the cluster and if the total votes are less than the CMAN_STARTUP_QUORUM it leaves preventing fencing to be executed. I configured my CMAN_STARTUP_QUORUM to 2: - When the two nodes joins the cluster together the total votes are 2; everything is normal. - When a node get fenced the remaining one is in quorate (cman real quorum: 1). - When the fenced node boots up and finds the other node the total votes are 2; everything is normal. - When the fenced node boots up and doesn't find the other node the total votes are 1 (< CMAN_STARTUP_QUORUM); the node leaves the cluster, stop cman and prevent fencing. This might be handy for booting up a remote node for maintenance and not being worried about fencing loops. The downside is that you can't boot a single node and having it working alone; this situation can be considered an emergency and can be handled manually. The startup quorum might resolve also: https://www.redhat.com/archives/linux-cluster/2008-June/msg00143.html https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=452234 Patch in attachment. Can anyone review it? Is anyone interested to integrate this same behaviour into cman and the cluster.conf? Ex: <cman two_node="1" expected_votes="1" startup_votes="2" /> Thanks, -- Federico.
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