Bug 8125 - Removal of a node forces a commented line in the nodes file
Summary: Removal of a node forces a commented line in the nodes file
Alias: None
Product: CTDB 2.5.x or older
Classification: Unclassified
Component: ctdb (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All All
: P5 minor
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Adam
QA Contact: Samba QA Contact
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Reported: 2011-05-09 15:25 UTC by Luk Claes (dead mail address)
Modified: 2016-08-10 08:39 UTC (History)
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Description Luk Claes (dead mail address) 2011-05-09 15:25:36 UTC
When removing a node from a cluster, the procedure is to comment out the node entry in the nodes file on all the remaining nodes in the cluster. There does not seem to be a procedure to actually remove the entry from the node except for shutting down ctdb on all the nodes that have a higher number than the one shut down and rename the tdb files manually before restarting ctdb.
Comment 1 Martin Schwenke 2016-08-10 08:39:29 UTC
This is working as designed.  The node numbers (PNNs) are core to CTDB's operation and can't be changed at run-time.

Commenting out a node in the nodes file marks the node in that slot as deleted and works just fine in combination with "ctdb reloadnodes".

In the future we could consider a richer syntax for the nodes file where the PNNs are specified along with their address, but this isn't a high priority.