[DRBD-user] DRBD Versions

Adam Goryachev mailinglists at websitemanagers.com.au
Wed Oct 24 00:51:23 CEST 2012

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


I've been using DRBD on a couple of systems for a while, and have just
used the version that came with my distro (debian stable (squeeze))
since I really don't like to maintain compiling and installing from
source, and managing (remembering) to upgrade, recompile, etc each time
there is a new version.

However, more and more, it would seem that my current 8.3.7 (debian
package 2:8.3.7-2.1) is probably missing a lot of bug fixes, but on
checking, debian testing only has 8.3.13, and even debian unstable has
only 8.3.13.

So the question is, should I just bite the bullet and install DRBD from

I notice from http://www.drbd.org/download/packages/ that DRBD is
integrated into the vanilla kernel 2.6.33 or newer.
If I upgrade my debian stable kernel (2.6.32) to a newer version (either
debian testing or debian-backports) 3.2 based kernel, can I then just
download, compile, and install the latest 8.4.x version of DRBD?

Thank you for your suggestions/comments


Adam Goryachev
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