[DRBD-user] drbd 8.3.12 not writing meta data

Dirk dirk.schulz at kinzesberg.de
Mon Jun 11 20:36:03 CEST 2012

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Hi Lars,

Am 08.06.12 15:35, schrieb Lars Ellenberg:
> On Wed, Jun 06, 2012 at 09:28:33PM +0200, Dirk wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> on a freshly installed server pair I am activating 3 drbd volumes each.
>> The first two go without problem, the third returns
>>> [root at server-01 ~]# drbdadm create-md RESOURCE
>>> Writing meta data...
>>> initializing activity log
>>> NOT initialized bitmap
>>> New drbd meta data block successfully created.
>>> success
>>> Command 'drbdmeta 2 v08 /dev/sda7 internal write-dev-uuid
>>> B8B8EDD2900264FC' terminated with exit code 255
>> The weird things about that are:
>> - /dev/sda7 is a freshly created partition with nothing on it
>> - this happens on both servers with exactly this partition
>> Even disabling sanity-checks does not really work:
> No, nothing to do with those.
>> I am stuck. I do not google many hits with the above exit code and
>> find nothing in the docs about it - any hint or help is appreciated.
> maybe you can strace it,
> and/or run with an insane amount of "-v", like
> strace -o tmp.create.out \
>    drbdmeta 2 v08 /dev/sda7 internal create-md -vvvvvvvvvvv
> strace -o tmp.write-dev-uuid.out \
>    drbdmeta 2 v08 /dev/sda7 internal write-dev-uuid B8B8EDD2900264FC -vvvvvvvvvvv

Both outputs are here: http://pastebin.com/6maszyJG
> Possibly cleaning up in /var/lib/drbd/*.lkbd helps.
No, this did not help.

> If so, let us know.

Thanks for investigating,


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