[DRBD-user] I/O Stalling on /dev/drbd0

Mark Watts m.watts at eris.qinetiq.com
Wed Sep 19 17:11:53 CEST 2007

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

On Wednesday 19 September 2007 16:07:50 Lars Ellenberg wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 19, 2007 at 02:26:49PM +0100, Mark Watts wrote:
> > > the latest mandriva kernel should be fine.
> > > that is a 2.6.17.whatever plus a few mandriva patches, I assume?
> > >
> > > to upgrade drbd, you just need to upgrade the module,
> > > and usually the userland tools as well.
> > > but maybe you just give your favorite distro a chance,
> > > seems they are about to do that for you:
> > >  http://qa.mandriva.com/show_bug.cgi?id=33105
> >
> > Ok, grabbing the 8.0.6 tarball and running "make clean rpm" gives the
> > following error (kernel 2.6.17-13mdv):
> mandriva did include ("patched") drbd into their kernel.
> thats nice, but then the out-of-tree build of drbd does no longer work,
> because it finds the in-kernel includes...
> you have to patch that kernel.
> you can try and user the kernel-source rpm, then
> play with the "make kernel-patch" thing of the drbd source.
> but its been a while that I used it, so it may well break.
> a drbd 8.0.6 util rpm aparently is already available from the cooker
> section on the mandriva download area.
> maybe you should simply "vote for the bug"...
> and get your friends to do the same.

Problem is, that bug is open against Cooker (Mandriva 2008.0), not the kernel 
version in 2007.1

I'll play with the kernel patch stuff (I may just rip-out the drbd code from 
the Mandriva kernel)



Mark Watts BSc RHCE MBCS
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