[DRBD-user] DRBD8 and GFS issues

drbd at bobich.net drbd at bobich.net
Thu Jun 12 14:09:05 CEST 2008


On Wed, 11 Jun 2008, Tiago Cruz wrote:

> Hello guys,
>
> I'm trying to use one cluster with 2 nodes, using DRDB 8.x and GFS 1.x
> on RHEL 5.2 x84_64.
>
> The problem is: Then one machine was gone (node2) the node1 stop to work
> (one simple 'ls -l' on shared mounted point) until the second machine
> return.
>
> I'm using GFS on this way:

[...]

> <fencedevices>
>        <fencedevice name="manual" agent="fence_manual"/>
> </fencedevices>

Therein lies your problem. You need a proper fencing device for GFS 
operation to transparently continue. If you are using fence_manual, you 
have to run fence_ack_manual manually on the remaining node (see man page 
for details) to get it to allow access to GFS again.

Gordan


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