[ClusterLabs] Antw: Re: pacemaker with sbd fails to start if node reboots too fast.

Gao,Yan ygao at suse.com
Mon Dec 4 07:06:43 EST 2017

On 12/02/2017 08:30 AM, Andrei Borzenkov wrote:
> 01.12.2017 22:36, Gao,Yan пишет:
>> On 11/30/2017 06:48 PM, Andrei Borzenkov wrote:
>>> 30.11.2017 16:11, Klaus Wenninger пишет:
>>>> On 11/30/2017 01:41 PM, Ulrich Windl wrote:
>>>>>>>> "Gao,Yan" <ygao at suse.com> schrieb am 30.11.2017 um 11:48 in
>>>>>>>> Nachricht
>>>>> <e71afccc-06e3-97dd-c66a-1b4bac550c23 at suse.com>:
>>>>>> On 11/22/2017 08:01 PM, Andrei Borzenkov wrote:
>>>>>>> SLES12 SP2 with pacemaker 1.1.15-21.1-e174ec8; two node cluster with
>>>>>>> VM on VSphere using shared VMDK as SBD. During basic tests by killing
>>>>>>> corosync and forcing STONITH pacemaker was not started after reboot.
>>>>>>> In logs I see during boot
>>>>>>> Nov 22 16:04:56 sapprod01s crmd[3151]:     crit: We were allegedly
>>>>>>> just fenced by sapprod01p for sapprod01p
>>>>>>> Nov 22 16:04:56 sapprod01s pacemakerd[3137]:  warning: The crmd
>>>>>>> process (3151) can no longer be respawned,
>>>>>>> Nov 22 16:04:56 sapprod01s pacemakerd[3137]:   notice: Shutting down
>>>>>> Pacemaker
>>>>>>> SBD timeouts are 60s for watchdog and 120s for msgwait. It seems that
>>>>>>> stonith with SBD always takes msgwait (at least, visually host is not
>>>>>>> declared as OFFLINE until 120s passed). But VM rebots lightning fast
>>>>>>> and is up and running long before timeout expires.
>>>>> As msgwait was intended for the message to arrive, and not for the
>>>>> reboot time (I guess), this just shows a fundamental problem in SBD
>>>>> design: Receipt of the fencing command is not confirmed (other than
>>>>> by seeing the consequences of ist execution).
>>>> The 2 x msgwait is not for confirmations but for writing the poison-pill
>>>> and for
>>>> having it read by the target-side.
>>> Yes, of course, but that's not what Urlich likely intended to say.
>>> msgwait must account for worst case storage path latency, while in
>>> normal cases it happens much faster. If fenced node could acknowledge
>>> having been killed after reboot, stonith agent could return success much
>>> earlier.
>> How could an alive man be sure he died before? ;)
> It does not need to. It simply needs to write something on startup to
> indicate it is back.
It does that. The thing is the sender cannot just assume that the target 
is ever gone based on that.

And it doesn't make sense that a fencing returns success when the target 
appears to be alive. If the sender kept watching the slot, probably it'd 
make more sense to let fencing return failure and try it again.


> Actually, fenced side already does it - it clears pending message when
> sbd is started. It is fencing side that simply unconditionally sleeps
> for msgwait:
>          if (mbox_write_verify(st, mbox, s_mbox) < -1) {
>                  rc = -1; goto out;
>          }
>          if (strcasecmp(cmd, "exit") != 0) {
>                  cl_log(LOG_INFO, "Messaging delay: %d",
>                                  (int)timeout_msgwait);
>                  sleep(timeout_msgwait);
>          }
> What if we do not sleep but rather periodically check slot for
> acknowledgement for msgwait timeout? Then we could return earlier.
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