[DRBD-user] Merge into mainline kernel?

Philipp Reisner philipp.reisner at linbit.com
Wed Nov 17 20:24:58 CET 2004


Am Mittwoch, 17. November 2004 15:58 schrieb Chris Paulson-Ellis:
> Are there any plans to merge drbd into the mainline kernel? I gather
> that the kernel developers are keen to reduce the number of "out of
> tree" developments.
>
> It may help drbd by encouraging the wider kernel community to review the
> code. They will also be prevented from making changes that break the
> compilation of drbd (though they may still break it in other ways).
>
> It would reassure users like me that should the original author get run
> over by a bus, the code would be sufficiently widely used and understood
> that a new maintainer would quickly be found.
>
> Chris.

We have agreed that we will try to get DRBD-0.8 into the mainline
kernel. Currently I thinkt that DRBD-0.8 will be ready in
February 2005.

-Phil



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