[DRBD-user] Fedora Core 3, drbd 0.7.6 : minor_count argument keeps module from loading; IS THERE a way around 128MB meta min ?

BNeu proclivity76 at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 6 01:16:28 CET 2005

Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.

I've follwed the directions as best I could, although the make clean all 
with the 'CC=gcc32' argument caused errors, and when running set |grep 
CC, CC=gcc32 anyway, so I was HOPING that wasn't needed.

Anyway, I believe that the make and install were successful.

I configured my /etc/drbd.conf, and ran /etc/init.d/drbd start.  I was 
getting errors, so I dug into the script and decided to try to load the 
module manually.  The following happens when using the script's way of 
loadting drbd.

[root at barbrady ~]# modprobe -s drbd minor_count=100663449
[root at barbrady ~]# lsmod |grep drbd
[root at barbrady ~]#

[root at barbrady ~]# modprobe -s drbd
[root at barbrady ~]# lsmod |grep drbd
drbd                  162528  0
[root at barbrady ~]#

So now running this

[root at barbrady ~]# /etc/init.d/drbd start
Starting DRBD resources:    ioctl(,SET_DISK_CONFIG,) failed: Invalid 
Meta device too small.

My DRBD device is only 50MB.  I can't imagine 128 MB of data being 
required to handle that.  I also don't have any partitions left to 
allocate to the module, so I would have to repartition the servers and 
that really doesn't sound too great right now.

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