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Recommended update for drbd,km_drbd


(Last modified: 05DEC2005)

solutions Recommended update for drbd, km_drbd SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (1b2f34108d026bb56a23f7b353f6c351)

Applies to

Package: drbd
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Open Enterprise Server
Patch: patch-10601
Release: 20051205
Obsoletes: none


All users of drbd should consider to upgrade.



Problem description

This update for drbd to 0.7.13 fixes several race conditions and reconnection issues as well as online resizing. Also, /proc/drbd has been corrected to handle more than ~30 concurrent devices.
For certain specialized scenarios, read access can be enabled on the secondary now; this only applies to drbd itself, not to being able to mount the filesystem read-only! Please consult the drbd.conf manpage for details.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh drbd.rpm km_drbd.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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