[DRBD-user] Public draft of DRBD Users' Guide available, feedback requested

Dr J Pelan J.Pelan at gatsby.ucl.ac.uk
Tue Feb 26 15:15:10 CET 2008

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

On Tue, 26 Feb 2008, Florian Haas wrote:

> This guide is going to be in "public draft" status all through the month 
> of March. We request, strongly encourage and much appreciate feedback. 
> Corrections are more than welcome, as are suggestions for improvement.

Under 'Basic mode of operation', I would be tempted to add a statement 
along the lines of;

 "As DRBD is a block device it is agnostic to the filesystem layer above 
  (if any). Moreover it will not in itself enable shared concurrent access 
  to a filesystem - for this a cluster filesystem like GFS or OCFS2 will 
  also be necessary."

It seems sensible to mention it explicitly and from the outset because it 
appears some people are confused about or don't initially appreciate the 
issue of coherency.

John P.

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