[DRBD-user] problems with large disk

Stefan Friedel stefan.friedel at iwr.uni-heidelberg.de
Fri Jun 11 12:11:33 CEST 2004


Hi Lars Ellenberg et al.,
I tried to use a large SCSI disk with drbd and the drbd startup skript. The first trial (Debian Testing, drbd 0.6.12) ended up with a

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[...]
usage: multiply $N by $F
  stopped at /etc/init.d/drbd (multiply) line 1020.
[...]
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and I found the hint about using fdisk -s instead of blockdev --getsize (and/or checking out the latest drbd skript from cvs) int the mailing list.

I did the latter and now I got:

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poolserver1:/etc/init.d# ./drbd start
drbd: pre-parsed needs update, parsing /etc/drbd.conf
............................................................
............................................................
............................................................
............................
 
drbd: configured --disk-size=1637357552k for 'drbd0' is too large
drbd:     1637357552 > -510126096 kB
drbd:   stopped at ./drbd (check_disk) line 1095.
drbd:
drbd:   CVSID Id: drbd,v 1.58 2004/06/01 08:34:34 lars Exp
drbd:   BASH_VERSINFO (2 05b 0 1 release i386-pc-linux-gnu)
drbd:
drbd:   If you feel this script is buggy, please report to
drbd:   Lars Ellenberg <l.g.e at web.de>, drbd-user at lists.linbit.com
drbd:
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so even fdisk -s will not work...:

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poolserver1:~# fdisk -s /dev/sdb1
-510126096
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(I had no problem to partition this disk with the same fdisk version...).

Do you known this problem? Only workaround: commenting out the size checking lines in the drbd skript, or do you have any other idea?

Thanks + bye,
Stefan Friedel
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