[DRBD-user] Re: Query regarding inconsistent drbd status.

Sean Allin allins at spawar.navy.mil
Mon Aug 22 16:40:14 CEST 2005

Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.

I think you answered your own question, "when the HA inteface goes 
down", meaning the drbd nodes can't see each other any more.

Varun Menghani wrote:
> Hi,
> We're using heartbeat and drbd to impliment High-Availability, The
> machines om which HA is setup have 2 interfaces, one used as a HA
> interface and the other being the network interface. Heartbeat is
> configured to broadcast heartbeats on both the interfaces. However, when
> the devices are in a consistent state, and the HA interface goes down,
> the drbd status on the devices changes from Primary/Secondary to
> Primary/Unknown on the primary device and from Secondary/Primary to
> Secondary/Unknown on the secondary device. (The heartbeat is still being
> exchanged through the other interface.)
> My query is that even though there is no takeover, why do both the
> devices show each other in the Unknown state? 
> Regards,
> Varun.

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