[ClusterLabs] SLES12 SP4: update_cib_stonith_devices_v2 nonsense "Watchdog will be used via SBD if fencing is required"

Andrei Borzenkov arvidjaar at gmail.com
Wed Oct 23 08:53:16 EDT 2019

23.10.2019 13:35, Ulrich Windl пишет:
> Hi!
> In SLES12 SP4 I'm kind of annoyed due to repeating messages "unpack_config:    Watchdog will be used via SBD if fencing is required".
> While examining another problem, I found this sequence:
> * Some unrelated resource was moved (migrated)
> * stonith-ng:     info: update_cib_stonith_devices_v2:    Updating device list from the cib: create constraints
> (at that point I'm expecting that there was NO update related to SBD devices)
> * stonith-ng:     info: cib_devices_update:       Updating devices to version 2.35.0
> * stonith-ng:   notice: unpack_config:    Watchdog will be used via SBD if fencing is required
> * cib:     info: cib_file_write_with_digest:       Wrote version 2.35.0 of the CIB to disk (digest: 8e3625f4ef74b6fe6c6429757023b7e9)
> I mean: I know that SBD will use the watchdog for fencing if everything else fails, but why is this message logged so many times?

This message is also misleading. Pacemaker will actually use watchdog
self-fencing only if stonith-watchdog-timeout is not zero. And zero is

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