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

Lars Ellenberg Lars.Ellenberg at linbit.com
Mon Oct 2 18:32:30 CEST 2006

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/ 2006-10-02 07:25:39 -0700
\ Robinson, Eric:
> I checked the list archive for the past year and did not see this being
> discussed.
> 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?

from drbd changelog:
0.7.16 (api:77/proto:74)
 * There was a bug related to the degr-wcf-timeout config option, it was
   never used in recent DRBD releases. Fixed.

maybe upgrading helps?

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