[DRBD-user] Difference Between wtc-timeout and degr-wtc-timeout

Robinson, Eric eric.robinson at pmcipa.com
Mon Oct 2 16:25:39 CEST 2006

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

I checked the list archive for the past year and did not see this being

Our primary server will not boot up when the standby server is off. It
just hangs forever, or until I start drbd on the standby.

I have wtc-timeout set to 0 and degr-wtc-timeout set to 120. Obviously I
do not understand how these settings really work.

The way things are currently working for me, drbd is mot much good as a
fault-tolerance mechanism because 1 server will not work by itself. Both
have to be up and running or neither one works.

I suppose I could try setting wtc-timeout to 120, but the documentation
warns of possible split-brain scenarios. 

What am I doing wrong?

Eric Robinson

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