[Pacemaker] Service failed to load 'pacemaker'

Graham Rawolle rawolleg at daintreesystems.com
Tue Dec 6 21:36:50 EST 2011

Hi all,


I am trying to run Corosync  and Pacemaker on openSUSE-11.4.


There are two machines, each with 2 network interfaces.

One interface on each is connected via a crossover cable on a private
network and the other interface is connected via a switch to
our internal network

Routing is set up so that and multicast  is
directed to eth1 (the private network).


Question - Does anyone have Corosync/Pacemaker running reliably on openSUSE
in a production environment? If so, what versions or openSUSE, Corosunc and
Pacemaker are you running?


Initially I was running Corosync 1.3.0-3.1-x86_64 and Pacemaker
1.1.5-3.2-x86_64. I managed to get Pacemaker started and partly configured
but ran in to 100% CPU issues, apparently due to a bug in Corosync 1.3.0
which is fixed in version 1.3.2 or higher.


I have upgraded to Corosync 1.4.2-25.1 for openSUSE-11.4 from
build.opensuse.org, but now cannot get Pacemaker to start. 

Question - Does Corosync 1.4.2 support configuring the Pacemaker service
with "ver:0"?

The openSUSE packaged versions of Pacemaker do not support configuring the
Pacemaker service with "ver:1" (pacemakerd and pacemaker startup script are


Corosync seems to start and run fine. Both machines are seen and join the


I get the following message in /var/log/messages :

Dec 06 15:55:59 corosync [ SERV ] Service failed to load 'pacemaker'.

Dec 06 15:55:59 corosync [ SERV ] Service failed to load 'pacemaker'.


Note that it is repeated twice.


Question - How can I get more info on why Pacemaker failed to start?


I have the following versions installed:

openSUE 11.4-1.8-x86_64

Cluster-glue 1.07-9.1-x86_64

Corosync 1.4.2-25.1-x86_64

Pacemaker 1.1.5-3.2-x86_64

Openais 1.1.4-8.1-x86_64 (installed because Pacemaker requires it)



My /etc/corosync/corosync.conf file :


# Please read the corosync.conf.5 manual page

compatibility: whitetank


totem {

                version: 2

                secauth: off

                threads: 0

                interface {

                                ringnumber: 0



                                mcastport: 5405

                                ttl: 1




logging {

                fileline: off

                to_stderr: no

                to_logfile: yes

                to_syslog: yes

                logfile: /var/log/cluster/corosync.log

                debug: on

                timestamp: on

                logger_subsys {

                                subsys: AMF

                                debug: on




amf {

                mode: disabled





My /etc/corosync/service.d/pcmk file :


service {

  # Load the Pacemaker Resource Manager

  name: pacemaker

  ver: 0





Graham Rawolle

Daintree Systems

Mawson Lakes, South Australia

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