[Drbd-dev] DRBD8: failed to complete sync due to receiving bitmap in unexpected cstate

Philipp Reisner philipp.reisner at linbit.com
Wed Dec 20 15:14:19 CET 2006

Am Dienstag, 19. Dezember 2006 20:36 schrieb Graham, Simon:
> > My theory was that there is a timing window relative to moving from
> the
> > PauseSync{T|S} state such that one side can get there first and
> restart
> > syncing before the other side.
> Not sure if you've had any thoughts on this, but I have a theory about
> this that was sparked by the problem I found today where we can still be
> in the PausedSyncX state when sync finishes...
> If you recall, the problem was what the sync source side would get into
> WFBitMapS and never exit and the target side would output:

Hi Simon, 

[Back from vacation]

I just read your mail from the 12th of December. I went through
the lines of the kernel logs line by line.

There is a bit called SYNC_STARTED. This is needed to determin if
we should clear bits in the bitmap upon the completion of
normal application writes.

Since I needed to introduce this during drbd-0.7 while the protocol
was frozen, I needed to introduce this bit without introducing a
new packet into the protocol.

I decided to set it with the first WriteAck sent from the SyncTarget
node to the SyncSource node.

  Before (with out the SYNC_STARTED bit) it could happen that one
  node considered an app-write to happen during the resync 
  (and drbd_set_in_sync() should be called) but the other node
  considered it to happen before the resync (therefore it did
  not call drbd_set_in_sync()). 

 Just an other thing I wanted to mention: 
 SyncPause only gets into effect after the exchange of the bitmaps

I can reproduce here an issue where I disconnect two devices, r1 is
to sync after r0. 

1) I modify many blocks on r0, a few on r1.
2) When connecting them r0 does its resync, r1 goes into sync pause.
3) Then I rewrite the same blocks on r1, and in the end the 
   syncSource of r1 does not recognise that resync is finished.

I am working on this issue right now...

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