[linux-lvm] LVM snapshot with Clustered VG

Vladislav Bogdanov bubble at hoster-ok.com
Wed Mar 6 11:20:26 UTC 2013

06.03.2013 12:59, Andreas Pflug wrote:
> Am 06.03.13 10:35, schrieb Vladislav Bogdanov:
>> 06.03.2013 12:15, Andreas Pflug wrote:
>>> I made sure it's not active on other nodes: lvchange -an vg/locktest ;
>>> lvchange -aly vg/locktest
>>>> And do you run clvmd from that build tree as well?
>>>> Also, can you please try attached patch (on top of that one you
>>>> have)? I
>>>> polished conversion a bit more, denying -an if volume is ex-locked
>>>> somewhere and other fixes to logic.
>>> I tried that additional patch. I'm running this test versions on my test
>>> node only (including clvmd), the other nodes are still running clvmd
>>> 2.2.95 (I guess this shouldn't matter since all are inactive). Same
>>> result:
>> I believe this matters, because error you see is received from a remote
>> node. Is node with ID 7400a8c0 local?
> Yes, that's the test node.

But you receive "Invalid argument" error from the cluster layer, so is
should go from a local clvmd if you are correct about node IDs. You may
run clvmd in a debugging mode as well to catch what goes wrong.

> Hm, not funny if I have to upgrade all nodes on the production system...
> I'm a little surprised that remote inactive nodes need to be aware of
> that force-exclusive stuff.

You probably should try to test that on a test cluster first (as I do)
although I'm almost sure it works correctly in setup I described.

>> I'm running corosync 1.4.2 (debian wheezy).
>> Which cluster manager interface does clvmd detect? corosync or openais?
>> You should use former, openais one is(was) using LCK service which is
>> very unstable.
> It's using openais. I'm not too happy about the stability, so maybe I'd
> switch to corosync now.

That could be the problem btw. I did neither test nor look at openais
module implementation in clvmd, because I had plenty problems with it
(actually with LCK under it) in the past, so I even forced to use
corosync (CPG) + dlm instead of detected openais (CPG+LCK) for older
systems (look at -I switch of clvmd).

And, openais is deprecated upstream, so I do not see any reason to use
it. Even gfs_controld (which is probably the only well-known user of
openais services) actually does not strictly require it, at least I was
able to port it to pure CPG+DLM with dlm4 on top of corosync2, which is
not compatible with openais plugins.

Also you may need quorum patch found in this list, it does its job well.

> Could this be a reason for the x-lock failure as well?

Can you please reword?


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