[DRBD-user] Include DRBD9 module in kernel tree.

Robert Altnoeder robert.altnoeder at linbit.com
Thu Mar 14 16:31:15 CET 2019

On 3/14/19 4:01 PM, kvaps wrote:

> And also adds inconvenience for building module every time via dkms.
> Some container-based distros may have no dkms at all eg. CoreOS, using
> of DRBD9 is quite difficult there.

That's a general problem of how Linux works, since it does not have a
stable binary interface for its kernel modules.

> Including DRBD9 in kernel-tree may solve all these problems.
> Have you any plans for include DRBD9 into kernel tree?

As far as I know, that is planned.

> Is there any difficulties with that?

Depends on what your definition of "difficulties" is. Generally
speaking, it will probably take a year or two for it to be prepared,
sent upstream, modified according to feedback, then after a number of
iterations finally accepted and integrated upstream.

It will probably happen eventually, but quite certainly not this year.


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