[Linux-cluster] Please correct me if I'm wrong, but...

Lon Hohberger lhh at redhat.com
Wed Aug 22 15:38:07 UTC 2007

On Wed, Aug 22, 2007 at 11:37:11AM -0400, Lon Hohberger wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 20, 2007 at 04:39:05PM -0400, Randy Brown wrote:
> > Right.  That's the way I understood it to be.  Using ext3 would require 
> > us to have to umount and remount the file systems to the each host after 
> > the failure, though, correct?  In other words, would require 
> > administrator interaction.  GFS would do this automatically without 
> > impacting the users.
> One would hope that the failover process handles mounting and
> unmounting.  You do, however, need shared storage and suitable fencing
> mechanisms in place.

... that is, with ext3.

With GFS, you just mount it on both nodes and the recovery occurs in the
background.  Again, shared storage + fencing are required.

Lon Hohberger - Software Engineer - Red Hat, Inc.

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