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[ale] mounted filesystem becomes read-only



Lightner, Jeff wrote:
> I don't think so.  Running a disk on USB is one thing - trying to run a
> SAN on USB would be indicative of a PHB or a masochist. (Or maybe a
> sadist like BOFH who wants to make sure his users don't expect good
> performance.)

My bad.  Point is, the original issue I posted about is a usb connected 
drive.

> 
> I think he was responding to the Dell and iSCSI comment Dennis made.  It
> peaked my curiosity as to what components he thought made such a SAN
> crap.  Dell servers work fairly well and doing fibre to them from our
> EMC arrays works well so I was suspecting it was either iSCSI itself or
> maybe whatever Dell branded array or intermediate components might be in
> such a SAN

Currently have a client doing much the same on RHEL and the hardware has 
performed well.

> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ale-bounces at ale.org [mailto:ale-bounces at ale.org] On Behalf Of
> Geoffrey
> Sent: Friday, June 11, 2010 2:35 PM
> To: Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts - Yes! We run Linux!
> Subject: Re: [ale] mounted filesystem becomes read-only
> 
> Lightner, Jeff wrote:
>> Crap because it's iSCSI or because it's Dell?
> 
> I thought he was referring to my post indicating it was a usb connected 
> drive.
> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: ale-bounces at ale.org [mailto:ale-bounces at ale.org] On Behalf Of
>> Geoffrey
>> Sent: Friday, June 11, 2010 12:13 PM
>> To: Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts - Yes! We run Linux!
>> Subject: Re: [ale] mounted filesystem becomes read-only
>>
>> Jeff Hubbs wrote:
>>> Yep - that's a SAN that's not worth a crap.
>> Amen.
>>
>>> On 6/11/10 9:10 AM, Dennis Ruzeski wrote:
>>>> Check out the command lsattr. You can make a FS ro with it even
>> though
>>>> mount will show it rw.
>>>> Also, is that disk on a san? I'm seeing this happen randomly with
> our
>>>> dell san connected via iscsi to the vmware server.
>>>>
>>>> --Dennis
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 8:31 AM, Greg
>> Freemyer<greg.freemyer at gmail.com>  wrote:
>>>>    
>>>>> sometimes if the kernel sees fs corruption it will internally set a
>> fs
>>>>> to readonly.
>>>>>
>>>>> check your kernel logs
>>>>>
>>>>> On Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 8:12 AM,
>> Geoffrey<lists at serioustechnology.com>  wrote:
>>>>>      
>>>>>> I don't get this.  I have a mounted file system that I just
> created
>> a vm
>>>>>> on via vmware player.  It's never been unmounted, yet if I try to
>> create
>>>>>> a file on it I get:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> touch foo
>>>>>> touch: cannot touch `foo': Read-only file system
>>>>>>
>>>>>> More weirdness:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> root at mac/media/vmware>  mount|grep vmware
>>>>>> /dev/sdb3 on /media/vmware type ext3 (rw)
>>>>>>
>>>>>> The OS clearly thinks it's a writable file system.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Clues anyone?????
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I can't unmount it either as it says it's busy, and I'm pretty
> sure
>> that
>>>>>> has something to do with vmware:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> ps aux|grep vmware
>>>>>> root      2837  0.0  0.0  18552   884 ?        Ss   Jun09   0:00
>>>>>> /usr/bin/vmware-usbarbitrator
>>>>>> root      2926  0.0  0.0  10980   156 ?        Ss   Jun09   0:00
>>>>>> /usr/bin/vmnet-dhcpd -s 6 -cf /etc/vmware/vmnet1/dhcpd/dhcpd.conf
>> -lf
>>>>>> /etc/vmware/vmnet1/dhcpd/dhcpd.leases -pf
>>>>>> /var/run/vmnet-dhcpd-vmnet1.pid vmnet1
>>>>>> root      2949  0.0  0.0  10980   540 ?        Ss   Jun09   0:00
>>>>>> /usr/bin/vmnet-dhcpd -s 6 -cf /etc/vmware/vmnet8/dhcpd/dhcpd.conf
>> -lf
>>>>>> /etc/vmware/vmnet8/dhcpd/dhcpd.leases -pf
>>>>>> /var/run/vmnet-dhcpd-vmnet8.pid vmnet8
>>>>>> root      2955  0.0  0.0   9116   964 ?        S    Jun09   0:37
>>>>>> /usr/bin/vmnet-natd -s 6 -m /etc/vmware/vmnet8/nat.mac -c
>>>>>> /etc/vmware/vmnet8/nat/nat.conf
>>>>>> esoteric 14124  0.0  0.0   2852   780 ?        S<     Jun10   0:00
>>>>>> /usr/lib/vmware/bin/thnuclnt -pdir
>> /tmp/vmware-esoteric/thnuclnt-14114 -fg
>>>>>> esoteric 14126  0.0  0.0  11304   980 ?        S<     Jun10   0:00
>>>>>> /usr/lib/vmware/bin/thnuclnt -pdir
>> /tmp/vmware-esoteric/thnuclnt-14114 -fg
>>>>>> esoteric 14128  0.0  0.0  57468   248 ?        S<     Jun10   0:00
>>>>>> /usr/lib/vmware/bin/thnuclnt -pdir
>> /tmp/vmware-esoteric/thnuclnt-14114 -fg
>>>>>> esoteric 14129  0.0  0.0  57472   224 ?        S<     Jun10   0:00
>>>>>> /usr/lib/vmware/bin/thnuclnt -pdir
>> /tmp/vmware-esoteric/thnuclnt-14114 -fg
>>>>>> --
>>>>>> Until later, Geoffrey
>>>>>>
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Until later, Geoffrey

"I predict future happiness for America if they can prevent
the government from wasting the labors of the people under
the pretense of taking care of them."
- Thomas Jefferson