ordered false" group attribute seems not to be adhered to (HEARTBEAT)

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10


After setup of cluster the setting of the group attribute "ordered false" is expected to remove the order from a heartbeat2 group. It does not. Assuming there are 3 resources

group1 (ordered false)

Stopping of the "mount" should not affect "application" but it does. If "mount" is stopped manually then "application" is stopped by the cluster as well. So the cluster behaves like

group1 (ordered true)


This works as designed at the moment. There are plans to implement "ordered false" in the future, but no ETA is given at the moment.
This is the behaviour of heartbeat version 1 groups, which are atomic and by default colocated and ordered. It was inherited by heartbeat 2 for compatibility reasons.


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  • Document ID:7000010
  • Creation Date: 07-Apr-2008
  • Modified Date:31-Mar-2021
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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