andrew at beekhof
Aug 5, 2012, 9:53 PM
Post #2 of 2
On Thu, Aug 2, 2012 at 9:20 AM, mark - pacemaker list
Re: Quick question regarding wiki vs 'Clusters from Scratch v2'
[In reply to]
<m+pacemaker [at] nerdish> wrote:
> Good afternoon,
> Looking at the corosync configuration examples on the wiki (
> http://www.clusterlabs.org/wiki/Initial_Configuration ) and in the Clusters
> from Scratch document (
> ), there are a number of changes or omissions of settings.
> The wiki example includes:
> token: 5000
> token_retransmits_before_loss_const: 20
> join: 1000
> consensus: 7500
> vsftype: none
> max_messages: 20
> clear_nod_high_bit: yes
> ... and a few other settings that are no longer in the CfSv2 document. The
> corosync.conf example there is very close to the default configuration when
> building from source. It no longer covers creating a service definition in
> /etc/corosync/services.d/, because that's no longer needed and instead
> corosync and pacemaker are started individually. What about the other
> settings, though? I noticed with the CfSv2 sample config only (altered for
> my network), I get negative node ids since it doesn't include the
> 'clear_node_high_bit' setting. Does that have no negative repercussions
> with pacemaker?
Pacemaker uses uint32_t for storing the nodeid, so no it doesn't care.
It does make the logs annoying though since not everyone uses %u
everywhere (which correctly interprets the first bit to NOT indicate a
And if you're using OCFS2 and possibly GFS2, its still a good idea.
> Are any of those other more conservative timing settings
> still relevant, or is it pretty safe to just tweak the example configuration
> and let corosync and pacemaker do their thing with largely default values?
The conservative timings came from a time when I was running clusters
with 8+ nodes.
Most people aren't doing that and its a few less things for admins to
think about :)
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