[DRBD-user] Current status of XFS on DRBD

Greg Freemyer greg.freemyer at gmail.com
Thu Feb 17 14:45:10 CET 2005

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

On Sat, 12 Feb 2005 17:46:23 +0000 (GMT), Dr J Pelan  wrote:
> On Fri, 11 Feb 2005, Jason Joines wrote:
> >     I am using DRBD 0.7.10 on kernel 2.6.10 and have been using ext3 in
> > tests.  I used XFS with kernel 2.4.x for without DRBD for several years
> > and would like to go ahead and use XFS with this new setup.  However, I
> > read several older threads here about problems with XFS.  The latest
> > versions I saw referenced were "kernel 2.6.9 with 0.7.7".  Has anyone
> > tried anything more recently?
> I am currently evaluating XFS -> LVM2 -> DRBD on a 1.3TB array. This is
> based on SLES9 SP1 using SuSE's kernels (2.6.5-*.*) and DRDB 0.7.10.
> Everything seems fine thus far although it hasn't been fully exercised to
> 'production' levels yet. One feature to beware of with this SLES9 setup is
> that xfs_freeze should NOT be invoked prior to taking snapshots, lvcreate
> handles the consistency issues now apparently.
> --
> John P.
A XFS fix was recently checked into their cvs system to handle the
double freeze bug.

Hopefully that will make into mainline at soon and calling freeze
twice will no longer be a problem, but it still won't be required.

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