[pve-devel] [PATCH pve-docs 5/6] pvecm: add note about corosync killnode error

Dylan Whyte d.whyte at proxmox.com
Wed Sep 15 15:36:17 CEST 2021

Mentions the misleading error message shown, when deleting a node,
because of the failing command:
    corosync-cfgtool -k x

Some forum users were confused by this, and believed that the removal of
the node was unsuccessful.

Signed-off-by: Dylan Whyte <d.whyte at proxmox.com>
 pvecm.adoc | 5 +++++
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+)

diff --git a/pvecm.adoc b/pvecm.adoc
index af9cf33..e7140a6 100644
--- a/pvecm.adoc
+++ b/pvecm.adoc
@@ -340,6 +340,11 @@ After powering off the node hp4, we can safely remove it from the cluster.
  Killing node 4
+NOTE: At this point, it is possible that you will receive an error message
+stating `Could not kill node (error = CS_ERR_NOT_EXIST)`. This does not
+signify an actual failure in the deletion of the node, but rather a failure in
+corosync trying to kill an offline node. Thus, it can be safely ignored.
 Use `pvecm nodes` or `pvecm status` to check the node list again. It should
 look something like:

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