[Linux-HA] No local heartbeat. Forcing restart

Bernd Schubert bs at q-leap.de
Wed Oct 17 08:24:03 MDT 2007

On Wednesday 17 October 2007 15:44:53 Dejan Muhamedagic wrote:
> Hi,
> On Tue, Oct 16, 2007 at 06:04:18PM -0700, Shiney James wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I got the following message 'No local heartbeat. Forcing restart". When
> > is such a message triggered. With this will heartbeat restart itself.
> It's in the faq:
> http://www.linux-ha.org/FAQ#head-603ae54dcef2bc31e0933fbf00cd49df8856777a

I really think this "No local heartbeat. Forcing restart" is just ridiculous. 
Either the system is dead and then it also can't restart itself or the the 
system is in operating state, but then it also doesn't need to reset itself.

So far I haven't seen this issue here with heartbeat2, but in my former group 
we had to set heartbeat1 timeouts to 4 min (!) due to the useless 
self-resetting. The system was working perfectly, local shell and other 
daemons were working without a problem, only heartbeat thought it had to shut 
Usually this happend after a reboot of the other failover system when it did 
drbd resyncing, but as I said, this was only an issue with heartbeat.


Bernd Schubert
Q-Leap Networks GmbH

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