[Pacemaker] very urgent

Andrew Beekhof beekhof at gmail.com
Mon Feb 16 05:34:55 EST 2009

On Feb 16, 2009, at 11:24 AM, Glory Smith wrote:

> we kill the node with STONITH.
> very hard for a machine to write to shared media when its powered off.
> we can kill nodes when:
> - nodes become unresponsive
> - nodes are not part of the cluster that has quorum
> - resources fail to stop when instructed
> - resources fail in any way (optional)
> 1) well if somehow STONITH fails to kill the errant node and the  
> node is still alive ,

having an unreliable stonith mechanism is worse than not having one at  

what if your resource fencing has a bug? its the same problem.

reliable fencing is a fundamental requirement of the cluster.

> it will be able to do IO on shared disk.   this can cause data  
> integrity issue right??
> 2) suppose we have set STONITH action to reboot then the errant node  
> can comeup and still write to shared disk , even if it does not  
> suppose to do this.

1) well dont configure it like that then

2) no, it cant.
it wont have quorum and therefor isn't allowed to start cluster  

> if openais -pacemaker provide something  for resouce fencing we  
> would have completely ruled out  above possiblities  Please share  
> your view.

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