Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.
On 2011-07-06 23:51, Mrten wrote: > On 2011-07-06 21:55, Florian Haas wrote: > >>> Could the documentation please elaborate a bit more on the difference >>> between meta-disk and flexible-meta-disk? > [...] >>> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/drbd/users/18149?do=post_view_threaded#18149 >>> > >> Certainly, and I'll be more than happy to review and merge a patch. The >> documentation sources are here: > > I shall look into this; I'd like to settle one thing first though: > > http://copilotco.com/mail-archives/drbd.2009/msg01104.html > > Lars stated on the mailinglist (in a mail which -of course- I found > before I found the first mail mentioned) that flexible-meta-disk == > meta-disk for drbd 8.x. I've found that not to be the case quite that > literally (for 8.3.9), but what shall be the path onward for drbd? That one message was slightly yanked out of context. :) Lars was referring to internal meta data at the time, and for internal meta data it is quite correct that in 8.x meta-disk and flexible-meta-disk are functionally identical. For external meta data, meta-disk and flexible-meta-disk differ in the sense that, for historical reasons, an external meta-disk nails the meta data space to 128M -- equivalent to a 4TB maximum replicated data set. flexible-meta-disk has no such limitation. Does this clarify things? Cheers, Florian -------------- next part -------------- A non-text attachment was scrubbed... Name: signature.asc Type: application/pgp-signature Size: 262 bytes Desc: OpenPGP digital signature URL: <http://lists.linbit.com/pipermail/drbd-user/attachments/20110707/ed887332/attachment.pgp>