[Linux-cluster] bug in GFS2?

David Teigland teigland at redhat.com
Wed Oct 30 16:48:01 UTC 2013

> >> dlm-4 (and thus gfs) requires stonith-ng subsystem of pacemaker to be
> >> running, otherwise it is unable to query/perform fencing and many funny
> >> things may happen.

That's incorrect; dlm_controld runs fine, if not better, by fencing
directly rather than indirectly through pacemaker/stonith.

It's worth considering if you simply use clvm or gfs2 (without other ha
services to managed).

> I actually meant default dlm setup, it runs /usr/sbin/dlm_stonith which

Right, if no fencing has been configured, the default is to try to get
fencing via pacemaker/stonith (via the dlm_stonith agent).

(See man dlm.conf for configuring fencing, or

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