[CentOS-virt] GFS2 hangs after one node going down

Maurizio Giungato m.giungato at pixnamic.com
Thu Mar 21 17:48:12 UTC 2013

Il 21/03/2013 18:14, Digimer ha scritto:
> On 03/21/2013 01:11 PM, Maurizio Giungato wrote:
>> Hi guys,
>> my goal is to create a reliable virtualization environment using CentOS
>> 6.4 and KVM, I've three nodes and a clustered GFS2.
>> The enviroment is up and working, but I'm worry for the reliability, if
>> I turn the network interface down on one node to simulate a crash (for
>> example on the node "node6.blade"):
>> 1) GFS2 hangs (processes go in D state) until node6.blade get fenced
>> 2) not only node6.blade get fenced, but also node5.blade!
>> Help me to save my last neurons!
>> Thanks
>> Maurizio
> DLM, the distributed lock manager provided by the cluster, is designed 
> to block when a known goes into an unknown state. It does not unblock 
> until that node is confirmed to be fenced. This is by design. GFS2, 
> rgmanager and clustered LVM all use DLM, so they will all block as well.
> As for why two nodes get fenced, you will need to share more about 
> your configuration.
My configuration is very simple I attached cluster.conf and hosts files.
This is the row I added in /etc/fstab:
/dev/mapper/KVM_IMAGES-VL_KVM_IMAGES /var/lib/libvirt/images gfs2 
defaults,noatime,nodiratime 0 0

I set also fallback_to_local_locking = 0 in lvm.conf (but nothing change)

PS: I had two virtualization enviroments working like a charm on OCFS2, 
but since Centos 6.x I'm not able to install it, there is same way to 
achieve the same results with GFS2 (with GFS2 sometime I've a crash 
after only a "service network restart" [I've many interfaces then this 
operation takes more than 10 seconds], with OCFS2 I've never had this 


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