[ClusterLabs] fence_apc delay?

Jan Pokorný jpokorny at redhat.com
Tue Sep 6 14:40:14 EDT 2016

On 06/09/16 10:35 -0500, Ken Gaillot wrote:
> On 09/06/2016 10:20 AM, Dan Swartzendruber wrote:
>> On 2016-09-06 10:59, Ken Gaillot wrote:
>> [snip]
>>> I thought power-wait was intended for this situation, where the node's
>>> power supply can survive a brief outage, so a delay is needed to ensure
>>> it drains. In any case, I know people are using it for that.
>>> Are there any drawbacks to using power-wait for this purpose, even if
>>> that wasn't its original intent? Is it just that the "on" will get the
>>> delay as well?
>> I can't speak to the first part of your question, but for me the second
>> part is a definite YES.  The issue is that I want a long enough delay to
>> be sure the host is D E A D and not writing to the pool anymore; but
>> that delay is now multiplied by 2, and if it gets "too long", vsphere
>> guests can start getting disk I/O errors...
> Ah, Marek's suggestions are the best way out, then. Fence agents are
> usually simple shell scripts, so adding a power-wait-off option
> shouldn't be difficult.

Little correction, they are almost exclusively _Python_ scripts, but
that doesn't change much.  Just a basic understanding of fencing
library (part of fence-agents) and perhaps its slight modification
will be needed.

Jan (Poki)
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