[Linux-cluster] gfs mount at boot

Corey Kovacs corey.kovacs at gmail.com
Thu Jun 9 15:27:27 UTC 2011

Ahh, forgot about the gfs2 service. Been a long time since I've set GFS1/2 up.

I'll go crawl back into my cave now...


On Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 4:20 PM, Digimer <linux at alteeve.com> wrote:
> On 06/09/2011 10:46 AM, Budai Laszlo wrote:
>> Hi,
>> What should be done in order to mount a gfs file system at boot?
>> I've created the following line in /etc/fstab:
>> /dev/clvg/gfsvol        /mnt/testgfs            gfs     defaults        0
>> 0
>> but it is not mounting the fs at boot. If I run "mount -a" then the fs
>> will get mounted.
>> Is there any option for fstab to specify that this mount should be
>> delayed  until the cluster is up and running?
>> Thank you,
>> Laszlo
> The trick is that you need to setup the GFS2 partition with
> "rw,suid,dev,exec,nouser,async" instead of "defaults". This is because
> "defaults" implies "auto", and the cluster is not online that early in the
> boot process.
> To have it mount on boot, start the cluster (chkconfig cman on). If you
> defined GFS2 as a managed resource, then also enable rgmanager at boot. If
> not, then instead, enable "gfs2" at boot.
> If you're not using RHCS, then the same should still work. You just need to
> ensure that the service that provides quorum (corosync in pacemaker) starts
> so that the cluster can form and provide DLM, which is needed by GFS2. With
> DLM, then it's a matter of starting the resource manager
> (pacemaker/rgmanager) if the partitions are managed, or starting GFS2 which
> will consult /etc/fstab and mount any found GFS2 partitions.
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