[DRBD-user] MAKEDEV: don't know what "drbd" is

Helmut Wollmersdorfer helmut.wollmersdorfer at gmx.at
Mon Mar 1 10:57:33 CET 2004

Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.


don't know, if this is an error or a feature;-)

Distribution: Debian testing
Kernel 2.4.24 patched with epia1
drbd from drbd-source 0.6.10-3.deb

First I got
root at via2:/usr/src# /etc/init.d/drbd status

  '/dev/nb0' is not a block device
  stopped at /etc/init.d/drbd (get_drbd_status) line 1321.

  CVSID Id: drbd,v 1.49 2003/12/10 10:48:15 phil Exp
  BASH_VERSINFO (2 05b 0 1 release i386-pc-linux-gnu)

  If you feel this script is buggy, please report to
  Lars Ellenberg <l.g.e at web.de>, drbd-devel at lists.sourceforge.net

so I did
root at via2:/dev# cd /dev ; ./MAKEDEV -n -v update
./MAKEDEV: don't know what "drbd" is

this works:
root at via2:/dev# cd /dev ; ./MAKEDEV  -v nb0
create nb0      b 43 0 root:disk 0660

Question: Is it necessary to do MAKEDEV manually? All the DRBD related
HOWTOs do not write about this. Or is there something wrong in my configuration?
How check this systematically?

Maybee I mixed DRBD components. First try was precompiled drbd-0.6.10-3.deb,
which did not work with my kernel (no surprise;-). After uninstall I tried
0.6.11 but instructions on www.drbd.org did not work for me. At least
compiling 0.6.10 worked.

Again: How check a version mix systematically?

Helmut Wollmersdorfer

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