[DRBD-user] Timeouts in drbdadm

Lars Ellenberg Lars.Ellenberg at linbit.com
Wed Jun 28 10:25:37 CEST 2006

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/ 2006-06-28 09:00:41 +0200
\ Damian Pietras:
> Hi,
> I have a problem with "Child process does not terminate" message
> sometimes. I can see there are timeout for various commands in drbdadm
> and if the timeout expires this message s displayed (in m_system
> function).
> In my cace I use DRBD on some poor hardware equiped with a gigabit NIC.
> When few drbd devices are syncing it's really slow, doing cat /proc/drbd
> can last few seconds, so I ocassionally experience timeouts for commands
> like drbdadm down which has 5s timeout.
> I've increased this to 50s and it works well for me. I'm thinking about
> removing the timeout completly or increasing them by for example 100 times.
> Do those timeouts are really neccessary? For me it's acceptable to wait
> for drbdadm command even for few minutes, can I remove them safely?

you can remove them. we have introduced them to not block the boot
process for too long if something apears to just hang.
we'll consider to increase them with the next bugfix release.

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