[corosync] one of the reason that corosync running into FAILED TO RECEIVE state

Yunkai Zhang qiushu.zyk at taobao.com
Tue Nov 29 14:27:30 GMT 2011

Hi Steven Dake:

Today, I have observed one of the reason that corosync running into

There was five nodes(A,B,C,D,E) in my testing, and I limited the UDP
transmission rate of C nodes by iptables command:
iptables -A INPUT -i eth0 -p udp -m limit --limit 10000/s
--limit-burst 1 -j ACCEPT
iptables -A INPUT -i eth0 -p udp -j DROP

After one hour later, C node had been missing some MCAST messages,
it's state described as following:
==state of C node==

=>receved MCAST message with seq:806 from B nodes
=>enter *message_handler_mcast*
  =>add this message to regular_sort_queue
  =>enter *update_aru* function
    => range = (my_high_seq_received - my_aru)
             = (0xC2C - 0x805)
             = 1063
    => if range>1024, do nothing and and return directly.

According this logic, after (my_high_req_received-my_aru)>1024, my_aru
will not be updated though corosync can receive MCAST messages
retransmitted by other nodes.

But at that timte, my_aru_count was only 7. So the corosync at C node
would keep in this status until my_aru_count increased to
fail_to_recv_const(the default value is 2500). This was a long time
for corosync, but we wasted it.

To solve this issue, maybe we can enlarge the range condition in
update_aru function? Or we just ingnore the checking of range value,
it seems no harmfull, because we have been using fail_to_recv_const to
control the things.

Yunkai Zhang
Work at Taobao

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