Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.
/ 2005-06-20 12:01:42 +0200 \ Jens Viebig: > Hello List, > i'm trying to get drbd 0.7 working with SuSE 8.2 and the default 2.4 Kernel > on an IBM eServer x346. > The 'drbd' disk is an external sata raid device connected over scsi cable. > When i run drbdsetup > > drbdsetup /dev/drbd0 disk /dev/sdb2 /dev/sdb1 0 > or > drbdsetup /dev/drbd0 disk /dev/sdb2 internal -1 > > It just hangs forever, i even can't abort it (with ctrl-c) or kill > (kill -9 ) the process. > > The last message i get from drbd in the log says: > > Jun 20 11:18:28 suse82 kernel: drbd0: drbdsetup > :drbd_md_sync_page_io(,488033528,READ) > > I tried a lot of versions form 0.7.0 to 0.7.11 but all show the same > behaviour > > I got drbd runing fine with 0.6.13 on that machine. I like to use 0.7 > because of its support for XFS filesystem and the process of synching seems > to be more 'intelligent' than with 0.6 which does matter because our disks > in production will be quite big (around 2 TB) > > Any idea why drbdsetup with 0.7 hangs ?? > maybe it is just very slow during the initial creation of the bitmap... that is not optimized at all, and creates the bitmap and other meta data using synchronous sector-sized io... experiment with a small (few GB) device first. large (some TB) devices may be very slow during (initial) setup. -- : Lars Ellenberg Tel +43-1-8178292-0 : : LINBIT Information Technologies GmbH Fax +43-1-8178292-82 : : Schoenbrunner Str. 244, A-1120 Vienna/Europe http://www.linbit.com : __ please use the "List-Reply" function of your email client.