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Nodes are broken in cluster RHS upon file backchannel invalidation in Windows Server 2012 R2


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Symptoms

The article describes an update that is available for a Windows Server 2012 R2 cluster to resolve the following issues:
  • The cluster only allows one CLUSCTL to be sent per resource type at one time. However, file and session invalidation are executed by CLUSCTL to the same resource type. Because there is a dependency between these two kinds of invalidation, a system deadlock occurs.
  • The Tasks table uses the node ID as a bucket ID instead of hashing the node ID. If a cluster is larger than eight nodes or the number of buckets, invalidation may fail on the larger-numbered node.

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Resolution

To resolve this issue, install update 2955164. For more information about how to obtain update 2955164, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2955164 Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 update rollup: May 2014

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Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

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More Information

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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Keywords: kbqfe, kbfix, kbsurveynew, kbexpertiseadvanced, kb

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Article Info
Article ID : 2955628
Revision : 1
Created on : 1/7/2017
Published on : 5/13/2014
Exists online : False
Views : 191