Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.
I imagine that this has been discussed before, but would it be possible to shortcut inital drbd syncing for first time use of a device? What I mean is that if a device has never had any data on it, let's say the partitions were just created, allow a startup feature that would not attempt to sync the two partitions. In this case, only newly written data to the disks need be synced, so as soon as mkfs or what not is run on the primary it would sync over the fs layout and continue to operate as normal. If an initial identical state is absoultely required on both partitions, why not add a 'zero' option which would simply zero out the entire contents of both partitions and then assumed synced mode? This sure would speed up the creation and management of drbd partitions. -Martin __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com