rgmanager reports error message "isAlive failed write test on [/path/to/fs]. Return code: X?" in a RHEL 5 or 6 High Availability cluster

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  • rgmanager reported the following message and stopped the service which was using that filesystem:
fs:/path/to/fs: isAlive failed write test on [/path/to/fs]. Return code: 1
  • A clusterfs resource is seen intermittently failing at certain times of the day reporting "failed write test"
  • My file system managed by the cluster is failing repeatedly with an error about a write test


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 or 6 with the High Availability Add On
  • rgmanager
  • A <fs/>. <clusterfs/>, or <netfs/> resource in /etc/cluster/cluster.conf

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