[DRBD-user] Updating Kernel w/out Updating DRBD

Roland Kammerer roland.kammerer at linbit.com
Fri Jun 22 16:41:25 CEST 2018

On Fri, Jun 22, 2018 at 02:21:10PM +0000, Eric Robinson wrote:
> > > Also, I find it odd that the option to build from source is only in
> > > the DRBD 8.3 User Guide and was left out of the 8.4 and 9.X User
> > > Guides. (I'm sure the reason is obvious to everyone else I just missed
> > > something.)
> > 
> > As I maintain parts of the build system and the documentation framework I can
> > answer that (happened at least once here on the ML):
> > 
> > - If information is in the UG and is wrong, it is a bug.
> > - Documenting all possible build flavors for all distributions we
> >   support is too much maintenance work. Looking at the build system and
> >   the various hacks we need for outdated distributions (especially the
> >   rpm ones with different and broken macros), that would fill pages in
> >   the UG to *really* get it right. And I'm reluctant to accept patches
> >   for "the general case", it always outdates and needs maintenance for
> >   basically no gain. If you need (special kinds of) packages, you are a)
> >   clever enough to figure it out on your own, or b) you let somebody
> >   else figure that out for you. Thanks to Veith for his great summary,
> >   we as LINBIT obviously also provide all kinds of packages for various
> >   kinds of distributions for our customers.
> > 
> > Regards, rck
> Thanks for the clarification. May I suggest that a brief comment such
> as you provided above would be an excellent addition to the UG? Since
> the build instructions have always worked for me for the past twelve
> years, it threw me for a loop when they silently disappeared from the
> 8.4 and 9.X user guides. I was constantly wondering if I was doing
> something wrong by using the old instructions as a guideline. 

Fair enough, I put it on the TODO list for the UGs.

Regards, rck

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