[Linux-cluster] Re: cman_tool returns Flags: Dirty

denis denisb+gmane at gmail.com
Mon Jun 2 11:20:46 UTC 2008

Christine Caulfield wrote:
>> denis wrote:
>>> What does "Flags: Dirty" mean? Is it anything to worry about?
>> http://www.redhat.com/archives/cluster-devel/2007-September/msg00091.html
>> NODE_FLAGS_DIRTY - This node has internal state and must not join
>>                    a cluster that also has state.
>> What does this actually imply? Anything to care about? How would this 
>> node "recover" from being dirty?
> It's a perfectly normal state. in fact it's expected if you are running 
> services. It simply means that the cluster has some services running 
> that have state of their own that cannot be recovered without a full 
> restart. I would be more worried if you did NOT see this in cman_tool 
> status. It's NOT a warning. don't worry about it :)

Thanks for clarification. I sort of figured this out, but confirmation 
is appreciated.

Denis Braekhus

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