[DRBD-user] Drbd module won't load (invalid argument) because of vesafb ?

George H george.dma at gmail.com
Wed Mar 26 21:51:27 CET 2008

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I had this really weird problem and I just want to verify if I am
correct on this or not. I have kernel 2.6.23-r8 and I have the
kernel-userspace linker option compiled in that drbd requires. I am
able to compile and build drbd 8.0.8 without error. When I  modprobe
drbd I kept getting Invalid Argument error.

I know this had something to do with a kernel config but not quite
clear.. so after some trial an error I found that removing VESA
FrameBuffer support from the kernel (which also would require the
kernel-userspace linker (I think)) solved the problem. The module just
loads normally now.

Anyone ever had this problem before ? did I do something by accident
or something heh ?
George H
george.dma at gmail.com

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