[DRBD-user] Xen 3.3 + Drbd block device script broken?

Florian Haas florian.haas at linbit.com
Wed Sep 10 19:00:37 CEST 2008

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Nathan Flynn wrote:
> Hello,
> I have a xen 3.2.1 box and a xen 3.3 box.
> Ont he 3.3 box it is unable to use drbd as a device in the domu cfg.
> The problem appears to be the addition off;
>             try:
>                 (typ, params) = string.split(uname, ':', 1)
>                 if typ not in ('phy', 'file', 'tap'):
>                     raise VmError(
>                         'Block device must have "phy", "file" or "tap" '
>                         'specified to type')
> in /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/xen/xend/server/blkif.py

Hmmm. That looks like a dumb move unless they completely changed the
interface. Or are the /etc/xen/scripts/block-* helper scripts deprecated
now? Do you have any documentation (or a mailing list thread) to refer to?

I don't follow Xen development that closely, so I appreciate the heads up.


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