Node does not reboot when "self_fence=on" and "force_unmount=on" are set and a submount causes an fs resource to fail in RHEL 6

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  • If an fs (filesystem) resource fails to stop due to an active submount, self_fence is not honored (the node doesn't reboot).
  • The self_fence=on logic doesn't get triggered in some situations when force_unmount option is enabled.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 with the High Availability Add On
  • resource-agents releases prior to 3.9.2-40.el6
  • One or more filesystem-based resources (fs, clusterfs, netfs, etc) in /etc/cluster/cluster.conf.

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