[Drbd-dev] DRBD and FreeBSD.

Pawel Jakub Dawidek pjd at FreeBSD.org
Tue Sep 8 11:06:21 CEST 2009

On Tue, Sep 08, 2009 at 11:02:49AM +0200, Lars Ellenberg wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 04, 2009 at 04:27:17PM +0200, Pawel Jakub Dawidek wrote:
> > Hi.
> > 
> > I'm going to work on similar functionality to DRBD, although I plan to
> > start with something simple (only master-slave mode, only
> > quasi-synchronous replication).
> > 
> > I was looking at DRBD source code, but I'm afraid the code is too
> > Linux-specific, so I won't be able to port it.
> Sorry about that.
> So GPL'ed kernel modules would be compatible with BSD?

Yes, there are quite a few of them in FreeBSD's base system (at least
GPLv2, not sure about v3). Although we warn users about that fact at
kernel compile-time, I think:)

> > I'd still be happy to exchange ideas, etc. I just subscribed to
> > drbd-dev@, but I was wondering if DRBD developers hang on IRC maybe,
> > so there is more direct contact?
> Sometimes we join various channels on freenode,
> but usually we don't really hang out there,
> as we typically can shout accross the room ;)
> But feel free to post any ideas or suggestions to drbd-dev.

Ok, thanks for the reply.

Pawel Jakub Dawidek                       http://www.wheel.pl
pjd at FreeBSD.org                           http://www.FreeBSD.org
FreeBSD committer                         Am I Evil? Yes, I Am!
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