[DRBD-user] System lockup with DRBD

chambal 2iow-li6l at dea.spamcon.org
Tue Nov 23 20:48:35 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.

chambal <2iow-li6l at dea.spamcon.org> wrote:

>"J. Ryan Earl" <oss at jryanearl.us> wrote:
>>On Sun, Nov 7, 2010 at 1:04 AM, chambal <2iow-li6l at dea.spamcon.org> wrote:
>>> >> Then at the "drbadadm attach r0" step, it crashed.  Nothing
>>> >> showed in the syslog or watch windows (it crashed instantly).
>>> >> After reboot, nothing in syslog after the above lines, until the
>>> >> new boot messages.It's a plain system, nothing special using the disk -
>>> it's an SSD
>>> with some partitions, there's no raid or anything, this 1GB
>>> /dev/sda2 partition is created and formatted by the OS installer
>>> but then I remove it from fstab and it's only used for drbd.
>>Have you zeroed out this this partition before running 'drbdadm create-md'?
>Yes, or at least the first part, via:
>dd if=/dev/zero bs=1M count=1 of=/dev/sda2

Follow-up: zeroing the entire partition made no difference.

The problem is definitely the VIA EPIA M800 platform.  No other non-VIA
Mini-ITX platform tried has these problems with the same SSD drives and

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