fs resources for ext3 file systems in a RHEL 5 or 6 High Availability cluster are slow to failover as fsck takes a long time to complete

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

  • Large 1TB volumes being used as ext3 resources for the cluster take a long time to fsck.
  • Failover of these large volumes takes a long amount of time since the fsck is slow.

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 with the High Availability Add on
  • One or more <fs> resources in /etc/cluster/cluster.conf managing ext3 file system(s)

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