[DRBD-user] drbdadm dump-xml with no resource

Lars Ellenberg lars.ellenberg at linbit.com
Tue Aug 31 17:26:43 CEST 2010

On Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 03:02:52PM -0400, Mathieu Gagné wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm using "drbdadm dump-xml" to dump, edit and rewrite a DRBD
> configuration file.

Really. Why? How?

> However, I'm having an issue when there's no resource configured:
> # drbdadm dump-xml
> no resources defined!
> # drbdadm --force dump-xml
> no resources defined!
> I found 2 posts on the drbd-dev list about a fix:
> http://lists.linbit.com/pipermail/drbd-dev/2009-January/001006.html
> http://lists.linbit.com/pipermail/drbd-dev/2009-February/001010.html
> Unfortunately, I still cannot call "drbdadm dump-xml" if there's no
> resource configured in the configuration file.
> Is it the correct behavior?

At least it is what I would expect.

> Was the fix supposed to correct this


> particular situation or did I misinterpret the post?
> As a quick fix, I had to create an empty resource named "_" to make
> "dump-xml" works which is far from optimal:
> resource _ {
> }
> Can someone look at it and see if it could be fixed or if it was the
> intended behavior? Thanks!

what output would you expect (or like to see) from
 * an empty config file
 * some config file with some sections, but no resources
 * no config file at all

: Lars Ellenberg
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