[DRBD-user] Problem with create-md

Lars Ellenberg lars.ellenberg at linbit.com
Fri Aug 24 14:41:30 CEST 2007

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On Fri, Aug 24, 2007 at 12:38:45PM +0200, Rene Mayrhofer wrote:
> On Donnerstag 23 August 2007, Lars Ellenberg wrote:
> > that has been a design bug with drbd 07,
> > and you should use "flexible-meta-disk internal;" instead.
> > actually, internal should be interpreted as flex-internal in drbd8...
> > probably we have some userland inconsistencies here,
> > so better be explicit.
> Ok, I'll change the "meta-disk internal" to "flexible-meta-disk internal". But 
> just to report: with 128MB, it worked even with the former setting.

then it is just some drbdmeta inconsistency.
I started a rewrite of that tool a while ago, anyways.
time to finish that, maybe.

> > > But then it went all wrong... :(
> >
> > what exact kernel?
> Standard Debian etch 2.6.18-4-xen-686, from package 
> linux-image-2.6.18-4-xen-686 2.6.18.dfsg.1-12etch2. I briefly booted the 
> newer linux-image-2.6.18-5-xen-686 2.6.18.dfsg.1-13etch1, but that one 
> panicked even during bootup (not sure if it's because of drbd8, couldn't 
> investigate further).
> drbd modules are compiled from the Debian package and are currently 
> drbd8-module-2.6.18-4-xen-686 8.0.4-1+2.6.18.dfsg.1-12etch2, i.e. a fairly 
> recent version.

hm. should work, I think.

> > do you have the netlink connector enabled?
> > does the kernel contain this:
> > 7644d8b697ad46a666be8d254e4f89fd6a4b5b3e Fix callback bug in connector
> No idea, I did not compile it from source. Any other indication in the binary?

that particular fix is for a bug introduced later than .18,
so no clue right now...

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