Linux based file systems become read-only

On a Linux server, when it loses connectivity to underlying storage (even briefly), the server doesn’t typically crash. It keeps running, but switches all the storage to read-only. Most of the OS and applications are running in RAM, so you don’t necessarily see any issues right away. The main issue we see is the OS and applications hold things in the disk-write queues. When you force the reboot after the storage outage, the kernel gets out-of-whack because that disk queue couldn’t clear properly and now doesn’t match the disks. So, we have to reboot and log in with root password under maintenance mode and force a disk check on the root and app file-systems. Once that is done, the host comes back online without issue.


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