[DRBD-user] using drbd in a monolithic kernel?

Lars Ellenberg Lars.Ellenberg at linbit.com
Thu Mar 18 11:23:07 CET 2004


/ 2004-03-17 17:21:56 -0800
\ Kees Cook:
> On Wed, Mar 17, 2004 at 01:33:51PM -0800, Kees Cook wrote:
> > Hi!  I'm working on testing drbd for our (linux 2.6) HA rollout plans, and
> > noticed that the build instructions are strictly for modular builds.  Has
> > anyone tried a monolithic build?  (I'm working on it now myself, but I was 
> > curious.)
> 
> Next question: why does drbd use the "nbd" device major number?

because otherwise it would lead to a resource starvation deadlock...
at least with 2.2.X and early 2.4.x kernels (don't ask me the exact version) 
With recent 2.4, and 2.6, any available MAJOR number *should* work,
but I never tried.

	Lars Ellenberg



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