[ClusterLabs] Stopping all nodes causes servers to migrate

Digimer lists at alteeve.ca
Tue Jan 26 12:00:23 EST 2021

On 2021-01-26 11:27 a.m., Ken Gaillot wrote:
> On Tue, 2021-01-26 at 11:03 -0500, Digimer wrote:
>> On 2021-01-26 10:15 a.m., Tomas Jelinek wrote:
>>> Dne 25. 01. 21 v 17:01 Ken Gaillot napsal(a):
>>>> On Mon, 2021-01-25 at 09:51 +0100, Jehan-Guillaume de Rorthais
>>>> wrote:
>>>>> Hi Digimer,
>>>>> On Sun, 24 Jan 2021 15:31:22 -0500
>>>>> Digimer <lists at alteeve.ca> wrote:
>>>>> [...]
>>>>>>   I had a test server (srv01-test) running on node 1 (el8-
>>>>>> a01n01),
>>>>>> and on
>>>>>> node 2 (el8-a01n02) I ran 'pcs cluster stop --all'.
>>>>>>    It appears like pacemaker asked the VM to migrate to node
>>>>>> 2
>>>>>> instead of
>>>>>> stopping it. Once the server was on node 2, I couldn't use
>>>>>> 'pcs
>>>>>> resource
>>>>>> disable <vm>' as it returned that that resource was
>>>>>> unmanaged, and
>>>>>> the
>>>>>> cluster shut down was hung. When I directly stopped the VM
>>>>>> and then
>>>>>> did
>>>>>> a 'pcs resource cleanup', the cluster shutdown completed.
>>>>> As actions during a cluster shutdown cannot be handled in the
>>>>> same
>>>>> transition
>>>>> for each nodes, I usually add a step to disable all resources
>>>>> using
>>>>> property
>>>>> "stop-all-resources" before shutting down the cluster:
>>>>>    pcs property set stop-all-resources=true
>>>>>    pcs cluster stop --all
>>>>> But it seems there's a very new cluster property to handle that
>>>>> (IIRC, one or
>>>>> two releases ago). Look at "shutdown-lock" doc:
>>>>>    [...]
>>>>>    some users prefer to make resources highly available only
>>>>> for
>>>>> failures, with
>>>>>    no recovery for clean shutdowns. If this option is true,
>>>>> resources
>>>>> active on a
>>>>>    node when it is cleanly shut down are kept "locked" to that
>>>>> node
>>>>> (not allowed
>>>>>    to run elsewhere) until they start again on that node after
>>>>> it
>>>>> rejoins (or
>>>>>    for at most shutdown-lock-limit, if set).
>>>>>    [...]
>>>>> [...]
>>>>>>    So as best as I can tell, pacemaker really did ask for a
>>>>>> migration. Is
>>>>>> this the case?
>>>>> AFAIK, yes, because each cluster shutdown request is handled
>>>>> independently at
>>>>> node level. There's a large door open for all kind of race
>>>>> conditions
>>>>> if
>>>>> requests are handled with some random lags on each nodes.
>>>> I'm going to guess that's what happened.
>>>> The basic issue is that there is no "cluster shutdown" in
>>>> Pacemaker,
>>>> only "node shutdown". I'm guessing "pcs cluster stop --all" sends
>>>> shutdown requests for each node in sequence (probably via
>>>> systemd), and
>>>> if the nodes are quick enough, one could start migrating off
>>>> resources
>>>> before all the others get their shutdown request.
>>> Pcs is doing its best to stop nodes in parallel. The first
>>> implementation of this was done back in 2015:
>>> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1180506
>>> Since then, we moved to using curl for network communication, which
>>> also
>>> handles parallel cluster stop. Obviously, this doesn't ensure the
>>> stop
>>> command arrives to and is processed on all nodes at the exactly
>>> same time.
>>> Basically, pcs sends 'stop pacemaker' request to all nodes in
>>> parallel
>>> and waits for it to finish on all nodes. Then it sends 'stop
>>> corosync'
>>> request to all nodes in parallel. The actual stopping on each node
>>> is
>>> done by 'systemctl stop'.
>>> Yes, the nodes which get the request sooner may start migrating
>>> resources.
>>> Regards,
>>> Tomas
>> Given the case I had, where a resource went unmanaged and the stop
>> hung
>> indefinitely, would that be considered a bug?
> That depends on why. You'll have to check the logs around that time to
> see if there are any details. It would be considered appropriate if
> e.g. an action with on-fail=block failed.

OK, I'll try to reproduce and, if I can, post the logs.

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