[DRBD-user] using DRBD with non-block devices (read: files)?

Lars Ellenberg lars.ellenberg at linbit.com
Tue Dec 18 18:59:31 CET 2007

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On Mon, Dec 17, 2007 at 04:01:19PM +0100, Tomasz Chmielewski wrote:
> Is it possible to use DRBD with non-block devices (files)?
> I would like to experiment with DRBD a bit.
> I installed it on a server with LVM, where I can create new volumes easily.
> The "other side" I would like to create on a laptop which doesn't have LVM.
> It would be the easiest if I could just create a file with a size 
> corresponding to the size of a block device on another machine.
> Is it possible with DRBD?

block io re-entering file-io path will deadlock sooner or later.

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