[Drbd-dev] [PATCH 00/10] Zero out devices instead of initial full sync

Lars Ellenberg lars.ellenberg at linbit.com
Wed Jun 10 13:35:15 CEST 2015

On Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 03:48:19PM +0800, Nick Wang wrote:
> Full sync for drbd initial usually take a long time, especically
> when network become the bottleneck the syncing. Simply skip the
> full sync with "--clear-bitmap" may not the perfect solution
> for all the cases. So this patches can be used to zero out 
> devices locally instead of a full sync,two make consistent block 
> device. This approach can be useful when lack of network bandwidth 
> to sync.
> The patches add one new option "--zap-devices" to "new-current-uuid" 
> to zero out devices. Besides the change of drbd, also need to modify 
> drbd-utils for the flag.
> All patches are compiled/tested against SLES12.

Completely unnecessary.
Zero out the devices in userspace, then set up DRBD,
and skip the initial sync.

: Lars Ellenberg
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