[Linux-cluster] relationship corosync + dlm + cman in cluster 3.1.3

Elvir Kuric ekuric at redhat.com
Tue Jun 28 09:25:26 UTC 2011

On 06/22/2011 09:55 AM, Jeroen Koekkoek wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a question regarding the relationship between Corosync, DLM, and CMAN. Is the following statement correct?
> The DLM is a kernel module, dlm_controld is the control daemon.
> CMAN is the old messaging layer, and is now stacked on OpenAIS, which in turn is stacked on Corosync.
> The DLM does not use CMAN (or Corosync for that matter) to communicate, but does fetch node information from CMAN.
> The filesystem (GFS or OCFS2) speaks to the DLM locally (in kernel?) and the DLM takes care of the communication.
> Now for the real question.
> In the 3.1.3 release dlm_controld still depends on CMAN, but is it safe to say that I can just use Pacemaker and Heartbeat resource agents and only install CMAN so that dlm_controld can query node information?
> Or did I misunderstand the documentation?
> Regards,
> Jeroen
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I think document at below link will give nice overview of relationships 
between cman, dlm, ...



Kind regards,


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