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Subject[DLM] fix master recovery [25/54]
>From 5581bdbb3858c4df26b88f2afa641b23833cbed1 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: David Teigland <>
Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2007 10:28:22 -0600
Subject: [PATCH] [DLM] fix master recovery

If master recovery happens on an rsb in one recovery sequence, then that
sequence is aborted before lock recovery happens, then in the next
sequence, we rely on the previous master recovery (which may now be
invalid due to another node ignoring a lookup result) and go on do to the
lock recovery where we get stuck due to an invalid master value.

recovery cycle begins: master of rsb X has left
nodes A and B send node C an rcom lookup for X to find the new master
C gets lookup from B first, sets B as new master, and sends reply back to B
C gets lookup from A next, and sends reply back to A saying B is master
A gets lookup reply from C and sets B as the new master in the rsb
recovery cycle on A, B and C is aborted to start a new recovery
B gets lookup reply from C and ignores it since there's a new recovery
recovery cycle begins: some other node has joined
B doesn't think it's the master of X so it doesn't rebuild it in the directory
C looks up the master of X, no one is master, so it becomes new master
B looks up the master of X, finds it's C
A believes that B is the master of X, so it sends its lock to B
B sends an error back to A
A resends
this repeats forever, the incorrect master value on A is never corrected

The fix is to do master recovery on an rsb that still has the NEW_MASTER
flag set from an earlier recovery sequence, and therefore didn't complete
lock recovery.

Signed-off-by: David Teigland <>
Signed-off-by: Steven Whitehouse <>

diff --git a/fs/dlm/recover.c b/fs/dlm/recover.c
index a7fa4cb..c2cc769 100644
--- a/fs/dlm/recover.c
+++ b/fs/dlm/recover.c
@@ -397,7 +397,9 @@ int dlm_recover_masters(struct dlm_ls *ls)

if (dlm_no_directory(ls))
count += recover_master_static(r);
- else if (!is_master(r) && dlm_is_removed(ls, r->res_nodeid)) {
+ else if (!is_master(r) &&
+ (dlm_is_removed(ls, r->res_nodeid) ||
+ rsb_flag(r, RSB_NEW_MASTER))) {

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