[Linux-cluster] [Linux-HA] resource agents 3.9.1 final release

Fabio M. Di Nitto fdinitto at redhat.com
Fri Jun 17 07:28:58 UTC 2011

Lon, what's your opinion on this one?

On 06/16/2011 04:44 PM, Gianluca Cecchi wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 3:13 PM, Fabio M. Di Nitto  wrote:
>> Highlights for the rgmanager resource agents set:
>> - oracledb: use shutdown immediate
> hello,
> from oracledb.sh.in I can see this actually is not a configurable
> parameter, so that I cannot choose between "immediate" and "abort",
> and I think it is not the best change.
>         faction "Stopping Oracle Database:" stop_db immediate
>         if [ $? -ne 0 ]; then
>                 faction "Stopping Oracle Database (hard):" stop_db
> abort || return 1
>         fi
> There are situations where an occurring problem could let a DB stuck
> on shutdown immediate, preventing completion of the command itself so
> you will never arrive to the error code condition to try the abort
> option...
> And also:
> "
> No new connections are allowed, nor are new transactions allowed to be
> started, after the statement is issued.
> Any uncommitted transactions are rolled back. (If long uncommitted
> transactions exist, this method of shutdown might not complete
> quickly, despite its name.)
> Oracle does not wait for users currently connected to the database to
> disconnect. Oracle implicitly rolls back active transactions and
> disconnects all connected users.
> "
> it is true that in case of shutdown abort you have anyway to rollback
> too, during the following crash recovery of startup phase, but I'd
> prefer to do this on the node where I'm going to land to and not on
> the node that I'm leaving (possibly because of a problem).
> In my opinion the only situation where "immediate" is better is for
> planned maintenance.
> Just my opininon.
> Keep on with the good job
> Gianluca
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