[DRBD-user] newbie question about DRBD

En Zhu enzhu at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 29 17:05:19 CET 2007

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

Hi Dominik, Nate,

Thank you very much for your help.  I finally found
the problem.  The problem is that I installed Fedora
from DVD, which was kernel 2.6.21-1 but when I
download kernel head file with yum, it gave me the
latest code which was  Since I built it
against the wrong version, so "make install" was not
able to modify kernel properly.  After I updated my
kernel and did the rebuilt, it works now.
Thank you very much!


--- Dominik Klein <dk at in-telegence.net> wrote:

> > Thank you very much.  I did read the URL today.  I
> > tried to follow it and I did "make all".  Both
> "make
> > module" and "make tools" were successful.  I did
> see
> > /usr/src/drbd-8.2.1/drbd/drbd.ko was built
> > successfully.  Since I'm new to Linux kernel build
> > also, I'm really not sure what else I need to do
> to
> > install the drbd module to kernel, so I did "make
> > install", I assume it should take care updating
> kernel
> > and it reported successful also.  I didn't do
> "patch
> > DRBD to kernel" since I saw it's an alternative to
> > "make all", so I assume I don't need to do it.
> Try
> find /lib/modules/`uname -r`/ -name drbd.ko
> and if drbd.ko is not in /lib/modules/`uname
> -r`/kernel/drivers/block, 
> then copy/move it there. You may also need "depmod
> -a", but I'm not sure 
> about that.
> On my xen Boxes, the module always ends up in the
> wrong directory after 
> "make install" and I have to manually copy it to the
> right place.
> Regards
> Dominik
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