[DRBD-user] Drbd.conf manpage and negative values of wfc-timeout and degr-wfc-timeout

Lars Ellenberg Lars.Ellenberg at linbit.com
Wed Oct 13 16:32:40 CEST 2004

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

/ 2004-10-13 12:31:41 +0200
\ Helmut Wollmersdorfer:
> Marcin Przyczyna wrote:
> >On Wed, Oct 13, 2004 at 11:51:02AM +0200, Helmut Wollmersdorfer wrote:
> >>Because the man pages are not in sync with the program changes.
> >Now looks my /etc/drbd.conf like:
> >startup
> >{
> >  wfc-timeout         -1;
> >  degr-wfc-timeout    -1;
> >}
> >and both parameters are rejected by rcdrbd start/stop
> >with the error "integer expected, not -1"
> >How can I set my drbd 0.7.0 with negative
> >timeout values ?
> It is not possible.

and it does no longer make sense.
I must admit that I never read the manpages too closely.
that bit about "always use negative... otherwise primary"
is a leftover from the 0.6 days, and is just wrong in 0.7.
it will no longer make itself primary, never.

and, btw, if the doc had been correct, "-1" had meant wait at most one
second. thats nonsense. you don't want that. really.

	Lars Ellenberg

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