Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.
On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 02:43:52PM +0200, Robert Dahlem wrote: > On 19.10.2009 11:51, Lars Ellenberg wrote: > > >>> I'm trying to install DRBD 0.8.3.4 on top of Linux 188.8.131.52. > >>> When trying to start DRBD I get an Oops: > > > Did it even occur to you that you could also try the "usual" > > out-of tree module build? > > Sorry, but no, that didn't occur to me. I used the kernel-patch method > since 0.7 and always preferred it, because there are two drawbacks with > the "usual" method: > > 1.) If you prepare your system for a new kernel version you need to > remember a special depmod command to prevent ending up with "modprobe: > FATAL: Module drbd not found" after a reboot: > > depmod -ae `cat /usr/src/linux/include/config/kernel.release` > > That was not needed with the kernel-patch method. > > 2.) If you have a running system and recompile/reinstall your kernel, > after "make modules_install" the drbd module is gone. You always need to > remember to change to the drbd directory and do "make install" again. So you alwasy roll your own kernel. Ok. I think "most" use a distro kernel, and most distros solve those problems with package management, dependencies and trigger scripts, maybe a system like dkms and possibly a lazy depmod during boot. BTW, your drbd build is likely to have been broken for some reason or other in the past as well, unless you always happened to use a kernel version matching the "drbd_config.h" compatibility defines as shipped in the tarball. Though, admittedly, until now it would probably not have been breakage in such a spectacular way ;) > Anyway. I guess these woes will be gone when DRBD is integrated into the > kernel. Will it get pulled into 2.6.32? No, that has been rejected. It is very likely to be in 2.6.33, though: http://lkml.org/lkml/2009/10/1/385 > > I really regret that I created that "kernel-patch" make target in the > > first place. You are not supposed to do that. > > Sorry again, but I did not read anything like "You are not supposed to > do 'kernel-patch'" or "deprecated" when checking the documentation. I'm sorry that I came accross so rude. I was just "people do actually use that and expect it to work? wtf...". Cheers, -- : Lars Ellenberg : LINBIT HA-Solutions GmbH : DRBD®/HA support and consulting http://www.linbit.com DRBD® and LINBIT® are registered trademarks of LINBIT, Austria. __ please don't Cc me, but send to list -- I'm subscribed