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

Philipp Reisner philipp.reisner at linbit.com
Thu Mar 18 14:40:19 CET 2004


Am Donnerstag, 18. März 2004 02:21 schrieb 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?

Due to historic reasons. In Linux-2.2 there where some special 
cases hardcoded into ll_rw_blk.c 

Yes in drbd-0.7 we should move to our own major number. (I tried
to get a official major number, but my requests were never answered)

-Philipp
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