Thu, 24 Oct 2002 13:15:17 -0600
David Lang wrote:
> so does this mean that if I restart heartbeat on the backup some time
> later heartbeat on the primary will restart as well?
Restarting one side has no effect on the other.
In this particular case under discussion, restarts are caused when:
We received a packet from a node we thought was dead
The sending node has not restarted since we last heard from them
Then, heartbeat will force a local restart.
If A thought B was dead, generally B would also think A to be dead. If this
is true, and each side sends packets to the other, then both sides will restart.
It isn't about restarting causing restarts, it's about receiving these
packets from "dead nodes" (seeing a ghost if you will ;-)), that causes
-- Alan Robertson