[DRBD-user] DRBD 8.0 life cycle

Michael Hierweck michael at hierweck.de
Thu Aug 26 15:35:34 CEST 2021

Hi Lars,

On 26.08.21 15:03, Lars Ellenberg wrote:
> As we put on our web page at https://linbit.com/solutions-rfq/
> DRBD 8 < 8.4 is end of life.
> DRBD 8.4 has left "active maintenance" years ago, but needs to be supported
> while existing customers pay for existing deployments.  The "relevant" platform
> here is RHEL 7, which ends its "Extended Lifecycle Support" in 2026,
> so that's the end date for our 8.4 support as well.

DRBD 8.4 (at least the kernel module) is part of the vanilla Linux kernel. Will DRBD be removed 
from the upstream kernel or replaced with DRBD 9.x? Is there any ongoing work/progress related 
to this?



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