[ClusterLabs] Feedback wanted: Node reaction to fabric fencing

Ken Gaillot kgaillot at redhat.com
Wed Jul 24 13:33:55 EDT 2019

Hi all,

A recent bugfix (clbz#5386) brings up a question.

A node may receive notification of its own fencing when fencing is
misconfigured (for example, an APC switch with the wrong plug number)
or when fabric fencing is used that doesn't cut the cluster network
(for example, fence_scsi).

Previously, the *intended* behavior was for the node to attempt to
reboot itself in that situation, falling back to stopping pacemaker if
that failed. However, due to the bug, the reboot always failed, so the
behavior effectively was to stop pacemaker.

Now that the bug is fixed, the node will indeed reboot in that

It occurred to me that some users configure fabric fencing specifically
so that nodes aren't ever intentionally rebooted. Therefore, I intend
to make this behavior configurable.

My question is, what do you think the default should be?

1. Default to the correct behavior (reboot)

2. Default to the current behavior (stop)

3. Default to the current behavior for now, and change it to the
correct behavior whenever pacemaker 2.1 is released (probably a few
years from now)
Ken Gaillot <kgaillot at redhat.com>

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