[DRBD-user] bringing up drbd-device in primary role during execution of linuxrc during boot up?

Florian Haas florian.haas at linbit.com
Fri Mar 5 11:10:30 CET 2010

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

man drbd.conf

Look for become-primary-on.


On 2010-03-05 10:56, Henrik Kuhn wrote:
>>> Does anybody know what kind of configuration setup is necessary on
>>> openSUSE 11.1 to bring a drdb-device into primary role during the
>>> execution of the initrd linuxrc-script?
>>> The purpose would be that on one node a drbd-device gets primary before
>>> fsck checks the underlying FS during system boot and the device is ready
>>> for auto-mounting via fstab.
>>> So far I have figured out: Because drbd needs the /etc/drbd.conf, it is
>>> not sufficient to add the drbd-module to the INITRD_MODULES list and run
>>> 'mkinitrd', because the mkinitrd scripts are missing for handling drdb
>>> specific tasks during generation of the initial ramdisk.
>>> Is it possible to add the necessary drbd items manually to an existing
>>> initrd?

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