[Linux-cluster] Split-brain with DRBD active-active + RHCS

Digimer linux at alteeve.com
Tue Mar 15 19:03:06 UTC 2011

On 03/15/2011 01:58 PM, Bazy wrote:
> Hi Mark,
> Yes, clustered file system is mandatory. Even with gfs(2) DRBD will
> not recover by itself from a split brain. I think specific options are
> needed in drbd.conf "after-sb-0pri after-sb-1pri after-sb-2pri", but
> don't know what the exact ones are.
> Best regards!

For the recovery;

resource r0 {
	device /dev/drbd0;

	net {
		after-sb-0pri discard-zero-changes;
		after-sb-1pri discard-secondary;
		after-sb-2pri disconnect;

To tie it into fenced via cman (to fence instead of split-brain), also add:

resource r0 {
	device /dev/drbd0;
	disk {
		fencing resource-and-stonith;

	handlers {
		outdate-peer "/sbin/obliterate";

You can download 'obliterate' from here:

(found here: http://gfs.wikidev.net/DRBD_Cookbook)

See also:


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