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Bug 235092 - clvmd operations timeout under heavy load == bad for recovery scenarios
Summary: clvmd operations timeout under heavy load == bad for recovery scenarios
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Cluster Suite
Classification: Retired
Component: lvm2-cluster
Version: 4
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Milan Broz
QA Contact: Cluster QE
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-04-03 18:51 UTC by Jonathan Earl Brassow
Modified: 2013-03-01 04:05 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

Fixed In Version: RHBA-2007-0046
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2007-05-10 21:10:01 UTC

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Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2007:0046 normal SHIPPED_LIVE lvm2-cluster bug fix update 2007-05-10 21:06:38 UTC

Description Jonathan Earl Brassow 2007-04-03 18:51:02 UTC
When a mirror device fails under heavy load, it can take a very long time
(minutes) for each CLVM command to process.  This can lead to clvmd time-outs
being triggered and the mirror fault handling code to abort.

The root of the problem is the need for remote nodes to have to scan the devices
when doing activates/deactivates.  Those scans get queued up behind all the
other I/O that is happening and simply take a long time.

Either we need to find a completely different way to detect stalled machines, or
we need to raise the clvmd timeout (e.g. clvmd -t 100).  I'm advocating the
later for now and the former when we have more time to investigate.

Comment 1 Jonathan Earl Brassow 2007-04-03 18:52:12 UTC
To be clear about my request:

Let's increase the clvmd timeout.

Comment 2 Jonathan Earl Brassow 2007-04-16 20:49:05 UTC
Index: LVM2/scripts/clvmd_init_rhel4
--- LVM2.orig/scripts/clvmd_init_rhel4
+++ LVM2/scripts/clvmd_init_rhel4
@@ -15,7 +15,7 @@ VGCHANGE="/usr/sbin/vgchange"
+CLVMDOPTS="-T20 -t 90"

 [ -f /etc/sysconfig/cluster ] && . /etc/sysconfig/cluster

Comment 8 Red Hat Bugzilla 2007-05-10 21:10:01 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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