Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.
We have a pair of large smb/nfs fileservers running stock 2.4.22 on Red Hat 9, using heartbeat and DRBD 0.6.9 from the CVS tree on 11/21/2003. Each machine is a dual Xeon with 1GB RAM attached to a net total of 4 TB external hardware RAID storage. The cross-connect is a bonded pair of e1000 gigabit cards on each machine. We found through trial and error that drbd in our setup only seems to allow about 2.6 TB of total space to be configured. drbdsetup fails to initialize properly any device that will go over that amount of total space configured, although the devices created up to that point continue to work fine. Is this something that is dependent on kernel tuning and the like, is it limited by something hardcoded into drbd, or is there perhaps some hardware limitation? If it's simply that drbd can't handle any more, will the problem be fixed by upgrading to 0.7 at some point in the future? Thanks very much for any help, and thanks also for all the hard work making drbd a great tool. -- Trey Palmer Unix Systems Administrator trey at isye.gatech.edu Georgia Tech Industrial and Systems Engineering 404-385-3080