[DRBD-user] DRBD7/8 + kernel + load + Primary power off = weird problem

Lars Ellenberg lars.ellenberg at linbit.com
Mon Jul 30 11:14:17 CEST 2007

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On Fri, Jul 27, 2007 at 10:35:41AM +0300, Igor Anishchuk wrote:
> Hello Lars, others!
> I've found the latest kernel release where everything works well.
> It is

the default settings for vm.dirty_ratio and vm.dirty_background_ratio
have been cut down considerably in 2.6.22.  this should not have any
impact on drbd, at least not on drbd 8, also, we have deployments where
we hand-tuned to even less, and it is running fine.  but it is still
possible that you hit some vm deadlock.

to verify whether this would affect you,
have a look into /proc/sys/vm/dirty_ratio and
.../dirty_background_ratio, defaults before 2.6.22 have been
40 and 10, now 10 and 5, respectively.

also, if you can setup sysrequest, and then trigger a task dump
of "hanging" processes when it "freezes",
might help to understand what is going on.

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