[ClusterLabs] stonithd/fenced filling up logs

Digimer lists at alteeve.ca
Tue Oct 4 19:03:15 EDT 2016

On 04/10/16 06:50 PM, Israel Brewster wrote:
> On Oct 4, 2016, at 2:26 PM, Ken Gaillot <kgaillot at redhat.com
> <mailto:kgaillot at redhat.com>> wrote:
>> On 10/04/2016 11:31 AM, Israel Brewster wrote:
>>> I sent this a week ago, but never got a response, so I'm sending it
>>> again in the hopes that it just slipped through the cracks. It seems to
>>> me that this should just be a simple mis-configuration on my part
>>> causing the issue, but I suppose it could be a bug as well.
>>> I have two two-node clusters set up using corosync/pacemaker on CentOS
>>> 6.8. One cluster is simply sharing an IP, while the other one has
>>> numerous services and IP's set up between the two machines in the
>>> cluster. Both appear to be working fine. However, I was poking around
>>> today, and I noticed that on the single IP cluster, corosync, stonithd,
>>> and fenced were using "significant" amounts of processing power - 25%
>>> for corosync on the current primary node, with fenced and stonithd often
>>> showing 1-2% (not horrible, but more than any other process). In looking
>>> at my logs, I see that they are dumping messages like the following to
>>> the messages log every second or two:
>>> Sep 27 08:51:50 fai-dbs1 stonith-ng[4851]:  warning: get_xpath_object:
>>> No match for //@st_delegate in /st-reply
>>> Sep 27 08:51:50 fai-dbs1 stonith-ng[4851]:   notice: remote_op_done:
>>> Operation reboot of fai-dbs1 by fai-dbs2 for
>>> stonith_admin.cman.15835 at fai-dbs2.c5161517: No such device
>>> Sep 27 08:51:50 fai-dbs1 crmd[4855]:   notice: tengine_stonith_notify:
>>> Peer fai-dbs1 was not terminated (reboot) by fai-dbs2 for fai-dbs2: No
>>> such device (ref=c5161517-c0cc-42e5-ac11-1d55f7749b05) by client
>>> stonith_admin.cman.15835
>>> Sep 27 08:51:50 fai-dbs1 fence_pcmk[15393]: Requesting Pacemaker fence
>>> fai-dbs2 (reset)
>> The above shows that CMAN is asking pacemaker to fence a node. Even
>> though fencing is disabled in pacemaker itself, CMAN is configured to
>> use pacemaker for fencing (fence_pcmk).
> I never did any specific configuring of CMAN, Perhaps that's the
> problem? I missed some configuration steps on setup? I just followed the
> directions
> here: http://jensd.be/156/linux/building-a-high-available-failover-cluster-with-pacemaker-corosync-pcs,
> which disabled stonith in pacemaker via the
> "pcs property set stonith-enabled=false" command. Is there separate CMAN
> configs I need to do to get everything copacetic? If so, can you point
> me to some sort of guide/tutorial for that?

Disabling stonith is not possible in cman, and very ill advised in
pacemaker. This is a mistake a lot of "tutorials" make when the author
doesn't understand the role of fencing.

In your case, pcs setup cman to use the fence_pcmk "passthrough" fence
agent, as it should. So when something went wrong, corosync detected it,
informed cman which then requested pacemaker to fence the peer. With
pacemaker not having stonith configured and enabled, it could do
nothing. So pacemaker returned that the fence failed and cman went into
an infinite loop trying again and again to fence (as it should have).

You must configure stonith (exactly how depends on your hardware), then
enable stonith in pacemaker.

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