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Bug 233324 - resync option to cmirrors needs to error out if volume is active
Summary: resync option to cmirrors needs to error out if volume is active
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Cluster Suite
Classification: Retired
Component: lvm2-cluster
Version: 4
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jonathan Earl Brassow
QA Contact: Cluster QE
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-03-21 16:27 UTC by Corey Marthaler
Modified: 2010-01-12 04:05 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-07-24 10:41:14 UTC

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Description Corey Marthaler 2007-03-21 16:27:29 UTC
Description of problem:
The lvchange cmd shouldn't ask you if you want to deactivate a cmirror inorder
to resync it, if it can't grab the lock anyways.

  test               vg         mwi-a-  2.00G                    test_mlog    
32.42 test_mimage_0(0),test_mimage_1(0)  
  [test_mimage_0]    vg         iwi-ao  2.00G                                  
  [test_mimage_1]    vg         iwi-ao  2.00G                                  
  [test_mlog]        vg         lwi-ao  4.00M                                  
[root@link-08 ~]# lvchange --resync /dev/vg/test
  /dev/sdh1: read failed after 0 of 2048 at 0: Input/output error
Do you really want to deactivate logical volume test to resync it? [y/n]: y
  Error locking on node link-08: Volume is busy on another node
  Can't get exclusive access to clustered volume test

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How reproducible:

Comment 1 Alasdair Kergon 2007-03-21 17:12:34 UTC
I'm not sure that it's worth changing that.

Comment 2 Jun'ichi NOMURA 2007-03-21 18:40:55 UTC
Since it seems normal deactivation ('lvchange -an') works without a need of
exclusive access, I'm afraid relationship between the messages
"Do you really want to deactivate..?" and "Can't get exclusive access.."
is not clear to the user.

How about skipping exclusive-activation or change the message to encourage
'lvchange -an' manually?

Current code sequence is this:
  if (active) {
     ask "Do you really want to deactivate?"
     if (not yes) {
        return failed
  if (cluster) {
     if (!activate_lv_excl) {
        return failed

What if we do this?
  if (active) {
     ask "Do you really want to deactivate?"
     if (not yes) {
        return failed
  } else if (cluster) {
     if (!activate_lv_excl) {
        return failed

I think activate_lv_excl in this case is necessary to make
the activeness test and deactivate_lv atomic.
(To prevent other node activates the lv between them.)

If it's the only reason of activate_lv_excl,
can we just deactivate it if the user said he really want to so?

Same discussion might be applied to lvremove.

Comment 3 Jonathan Earl Brassow 2007-04-16 20:30:34 UTC
Is the volume mounted on a remote node?  If so, I think it's doing the right
thing.  It's saying "you've asked to deactivate this volume, but it's in-use on
another node!  Too bad for you."

I'm closing this NOTABUG.  Feel free to reopen if the volume was not mounted on
another node (or if you feel strongly about what error messages should be
printed).  I think it's doing the right thing.

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