Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.
On Sat, 2007-08-25 at 11:13 +0200, Lars Ellenberg wrote: > On Fri, Aug 24, 2007 at 04:06:43PM -0700, Tom Brown wrote: > > Hi, > > > > We need to use kernel 2.6.23-rc3 to do backups to a usb drive. Earlier kernels > > were not working. I have not tried 2.6.22 yet. Has anyone tried compiling > > drbd against 2.6.23-rc3? Here are the errors I get: > > you want to do high availability. We are doing ha, but they want backups done to a usb drive. > first thing here is to use the most stable operating system, > system and application software and other (hardware) components. I am using Debian Etch and the stock kernel. > so do not. never. > use "release candidates" or similar in a production environment. > (unless you know _exactly_ what you are doing, e.g. > it is the main goal for production to produce bug reports :->). You are right. I was advised to used rc3 to "fix" the problem. Thanks for the reality check. > kernel.org has introduced the "stable/2.6.x.y/" trees > for that very reason. don't use a kernel in production > until it has some version number 2.6.x.y (y > 3 or so). > > that said, > for a testing/staging environment, > you could try to checkout the > svn co http://www.drbd.org/drbd/branches/drbd-8.1 > sources. these are very much in flux, > as we are trying to prepare them for upstream kernel inclusion, > and have to heavily modify code to get it in proper shape. > > these are not well testet, currently the basic test on that branch > is "does it compile with all kernels from SLES9 / RHEL3 to > current kernel.org torvalds.git". > we may well have screwed it up somewhere in the logic :(. > > you will still get some warnings, but it will compile against 2.6.23, > that is the point of that branch. > > let me know how that works out. > but do not use in production yet. I am hoping that kernel 126.96.36.199 will do what I need. I am copying a large file off the usb drive right now. So far, so good. When I get some time, I will test drbd-8.1 with kernel 2.6.23 (on my test servers of course ;) ). Thanks! Tom