[DRBD-user] [DRBD-announce] drbd-8.4.1.tar.gz

Lutz Vieweg lvml at 5t9.de
Tue Dec 27 21:45:13 CET 2011

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

On 12/20/2011 03:37 PM, Philipp Reisner wrote:
> Once again I am proud to announce a new release: 8.4.1

> New features
>   * Read load balancing.
>    That might be of interest if you have a faster network between
>    your DRBD nodes in place, and want to benefit of the secondary's
>    IO bandwidth for reading.

That sounds nice for one of our DRBD clusters, where there's
a dedicated, short 10GBit/s connection, but rather slow magnetic
disks on both ends.

>   * Optional load balancing for read requests: new keyword "read-balance"

Alas, I couldn't find way to enable this.

> tar xOzf drbd-8.4.1.tar.gz | grep "read-balance"
yields just the one line from the ChangeLog:
> * Optional load balancing for read requests: new keyword "read-balance"

... so I wonder, is this really implemented?

>   * Works with Linux-3.2

I'm currently running 3.1.6, I hope this is also still supported.


Lutz Vieweg

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