#70 Can't halt initnode


If the cluster administrator wants to take the current
initnode out of service, "clusternode_shutdown -N# -h
..." will not work right. The problem is that the
sys_reboot base system call doesn't completely stop the
node from doing things. I've added code to take down
ics interfaces and run ics_nodedown() on all other
nodes, but although services are stopped, init is still
running. In a failover environment, which is the only
one which makes sense, this is bad because the shared
root is still writable.

I've checked-in code into clusternode_shutdown, to
disallow halt in this case.

Areas to fix:
1. Make the root read-only during service stop.
2. Improve the halting code in the kernel.
3. Stop init. Process 1 should also be sent a SIGSTOP.
This can be added to /sbin/halt which skips that in
the local "-L" case because it shouldn't be done when a
non-initnode is being halted (-L).


  • David Zafman

    David Zafman - 2004-07-31

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    Another minor issue is that the ramdisk wanted to halt a booting initnode
    which failed to mount the root. Because of the way we are performing
    the halt operation, instead of getting a clean halt, the node ends up
    panic'ing in nodedown because it was a simultaneous boot and other
    nodes were present. Looking at the stack we could fix
    cfs_nodedown_thread(), but I believe that fixing the halt code in this bug
    report eliminates the need to. This is because there could be other
    panics due to the bad state of this machine.

    Creating root device
    mkrootdev: label /1 not found
    mount: special device /dev/root does not exist
    ERROR: Mounting root file system failed.
    Unable to continue. Halting.
    nm_add_node: Node 3 added
    nm_add_node: Node 2 added
    nm_add_node: Node 4 added
    RTNL: assertion failed at devinet.c(825)
    RTNL: assertion failed at devinet.c(825)
    RTNL: assertion failed at igmp.c(556)
    RTNL: assertion failed at igmp.c(529)
    flushing ide devices: hda
    System halted.
    Node 2 has gone down!!!
    Node 3 h<as1 >gUonnabe led otwno! !h!an
    leNo dkee rn4e lha Ns UgLLo npeo idontwenr! !!dreferenceUna abtle
    vitort uhaanld laded kreersnse l0 00NU00L4L1 0pon tperri dnetirengfe
    eriepnc: i<c40>2 a3t6 a2vdi
    etu*apld ae d=d re0s0s00 00000000041O0ps : pr00i0nt0ig teliapn :t
    nlicp0 2m3i6ia 2cdpqfc* pdsey m=53 c0800xx0 0s0d0_0od scsi_mod
    mCPU: 0EIP: 0060:[<c0236a2d>] Not taintedEFLAGS: 00010286
    EIP is at cfs_nodedown_thread [kernel] 0x1d (2.4.20sandbox-
    dzafman)eax: 00000400 ebx: c32c8000 ecx: 00000000 edx:
    c3e0d800esi: 00000000 edi: 00000000 ebp: c32c9fec esp: c32c9fe8
    ds: 0068 es: 0068 ss: 0068Process cfs failover (pid: 65689,
    Stack: c0236a10 00000000 c010776d 00000002 00000000 00000000
    Call Trace:
    [<c0236a10>] cfs_nodedown_thread [kernel] 0x0 (0xc32c9fe8)
    [<c010776d>] kernel_thread_helper [kernel] 0x5 (0xc32c9ff0)

  • Roger Tsang

    Roger Tsang - 2007-10-12
    • labels: --> Booting / init
    • priority: 5 --> 3
  • Roger Tsang

    Roger Tsang - 2007-10-12

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    Need to validate SSI-1.9.3

  • John Hughes

    John Hughes - 2007-10-12

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    Still present in 1.9.3.

    node1:~# clusternode_shutdown -h -N 1 now

    Broadcast message from root (1/ttyS0) (Fri Oct 12 10:47:31 2007):

    Node 1 is going down for system halt NOW!
    Deactivating swap...done.
    Unmounting file systems:
    umount2: Device or resource busy
    umount: /boot: device is busy
    umount2: Device or resource busy
    umount: /boot: device is busy
    Unmounting file systems (retry):
    System halted.
    Node 2 has gone down!!!

    Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 node1 tty1

    Node1 login:

  • Roger Tsang

    Roger Tsang - 2008-04-20

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    You must have tested a non-initnode in 1.9.3 because `clusternode_shutdown -h -N {initnode_num}` has been disabled by dzafman.

    2.0.0pre3 fixes this bug for `clusternode_shutdown -h -N {potential_initnode|compute_node}`.

  • Roger Tsang

    Roger Tsang - 2008-04-20
    • milestone: --> v1.2.0

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