Upgrade from 3.0.2 to 3.0.4 and some strange changes

Hall J D (ISeLS) jdhall at glam.ac.uk
Mon Oct 16 13:39:42 UTC 2006

> -----Original Message-----
> From: dhcp-users-bounce at isc.org 
> [mailto:dhcp-users-bounce at isc.org] On Behalf Of David W. Hankins
> Sent: 12 October 2006 20:07
> On Thu, Oct 12, 2006 at 10:15:10AM +0100, Hall J D (ISeLS) wrote:
> > we'd get a "network vlan138: no free leases" message logged on both
> > servers. Since the upgrade we now get a "peer holds all free leases"
> > message on both servers instead!
> Yeah...that's a side effect of fixing a bug where the server's choices
> in terms of failover load balancing were incorrect in regard to wether
> it knew the peer to have leases it could allocate or not.
> Basically it was getting "peer_has_leases" set false, and hence not
> load balancing, when it should have been true.
> It's the same thing, just a different log message, so it should be
> just cosmetic.
I appreciate it's just cosmetic, but couldn't this new error message be
It sure confused me! After all how can both the servers be saying "the
other guy has
all the free leases"

> > Something else I noticed is some strange dates in the failover peer
> > state in my leases file. On my primary server the state is:-
> > 
> > failover peer "glam" state {
> >   my state normal at 4 2006/10/12 08:46:01;
> >   partner state normal at 4 2001/10/18 08:24:58;
> > }
> > 
> > Any idea why is the partner state date on the primary server 2001?
> I remember seeing that, but I can't remember what happened afterwards.
> EG if I found and fixed the bug (I don't see a related relnote in
> 3.0.5...) or if it fell through the cracks.
> I think this should be cosmetic since I don't think the server makes
> any decisions based upon the peer's stos.
Just for info it looks like the partner state date and time on both
servers is the
time the lease file was created. After this initial time gets recorded
it's not
Updated again.



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