[DRBD-user] How unstable is latest git?

Eddie Chapman eddie at ehuk.net
Tue Jul 17 14:08:43 CEST 2018

I keep an eye on commits to the drbd 9 repository

and I see quite a few have gone in since 9.0.14-1 was released end of 
April ( thanks all at Linbit for the hard work :-) )

I'm planning on rebooting a couple of drbd servers using 9.0.14-1 this 
weekend to update the kernels (I use the kernel.org stable releases) and 
am thinking I might build the kernels with the latest drbd git rather 
than the 9.0.14-1 tarball.

My question is, how "unstable" would you guys say the latest git is?

Is it a case of "Don't even think about doing that, you're crazy, you'll 
be lucky if it even builds, we don't even test it ourselves. Just stick 
to the releases or it will eat your data." ?

Or is it more like "there is a small risk you'll be burnt since it has 
not been widely tested, you're on your own of course, but more than 
likely we've fixed more bugs than we've introduced so it will probably 
be OK" ?

Maybe it's an impossible question .. just trying to get a feel ...


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