[DRBD-user] drbd-8.3.9rc1.tar.gz

Philipp Reisner philipp.reisner at linbit.com
Fri Oct 8 22:01:23 CEST 2010

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Dear DRBD-Users,

This is a request to test the release candidate one of the upcomming
8.3.9 release.

There are a few interesting changes in this release. The protocol got
a new header type, that allows us to send more than 64kByte of data
in one go. As a result, we can now support BIOs up to 128KByte a peace.

That helps in high performance setups.

Further DRBD got the ability to restart IO requests after IO was
suspended. This enables us to have the new configuration directive
on-no-data-accessible as well as to restart IO in other circumstances.

8.3.9rc1 (api:88/proto:86-95)
 * Fixed a race condition between adding and removing network configuration.
   Lead to a BUG_ON() when triggered.
 * Fixed spurious full syncs that could happen after an empty resync and
   concurrent connection loss.
 * Fixed spurious full syncs that happened when connection got lost while
   one node was in WFSyncUUID state (Bugz 318)
 * Fixed a race in the meta-data update code path, that could lead to 
   updates to the meta-data. That in fact could lead to unexpected behavior
   at the next connect
 * Implicitly create unconfigured devices which are referenced in sync-after
 * Allow BIO sizes of up to 128kByte. Note: In case drbd-proxy is used, at 
   version 1.0.16 of drbd-proxy is required.
 * New configuration keyword on-no-data-accessible. Possible values
   io-error, and suspend-io. The default is "io-error", which matches the
   previous behavior.
 * If the fencing policy is set to resource-and-stonith, the primary node
   will creates the new current UUID _after_ the fencing handler
   returned. (Before it did immediately)
 * Rewrote the resync speed control loop code. New configuration parameters
   c-plan-ahead, c-fill-target, c-delay-target, c-max-rate, c-min-rate.
 * Disable activity log updates when all blocks of an unconnected device is
   are out of sync. That can be activated by using "invalidate-remote" on an
   unconnected primary.
 * Improved IPv6 support: link local addresses
 * Improved resync speed display in /proc/drbd


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