[DRBD-user] Question about Linux-HA, stonith and data loss
lmb at suse.de
Wed Dec 14 19:09:47 CET 2005
On 2005-12-14T18:59:29, Christof Amelunxen <ca at ordix.de> wrote:
> Hi all,
> we are currently implementing an informix dbms cluster using Linux-HA
> (1.2.3) and drbd (0.7.5) on SLES9 SP2. Everything is working perfectly
> well so far, thanks a lot for all the work that has been done.
> I have a question about a special situation that may be an FAQ but still I
> didnt find any answers yet:
> 1. NodeA (P) --- NodeB (S) # everything ok
> 2. NodeA (P) - - NodeB (S) # DRBD detects connection loss, goes WFC
> 3. NodeA (P) - - NodeB (S) # Linux-HA detects split brain, A kills B
> 4. / - - NodeB (P) # NodeB takes over, goes primary
> There have been writes on NodeA between step 2 and 3. These are lost after
> Linux-HA has killed A and made B primary. I know the best solution is to
> avoid this situation by any chance and we are using serial heartbeats,
> too, but what if it happens anyway?
The writes are lost.
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