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Recommended update for drbd


(Last modified: 29DEC2004)

solutions Recommended update for drbd SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (f35df8445fa659f1a44f7dc1d085d720)

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
Patch: patch-9602
Release: 20041229
Obsoletes: none


SLES9 SP1 Update for drbd



Problem description

  • Disable overzealous alignment/padding checking which failed the build on ppc64. (Because drbd diagnoses a problem which doesn't even affect it.)
  • Fix for 32bit userland / 64bit kernel issues.
  • Sanity-check more configuration options.
  • Fix for threads not always being woken up.
  • Fix for activating the drbd device if the heartbeat deadtime is lower than the drbd deadtime.
  • Documentation updates.
  • Import fixes from upstream: (L3 #46808)
    • Fix a bug that could case read requests to return wrong data on a node in Primary/SyncTaget state.
    • Removed the 30MB/sec speeding limit for the syncer.
    • A fix to drbdsetup, to make drbdadm adjust work if a resource is diskless.
    • Removed outdated (and wrong) documentation.
  • Allow invalidate if cstate<Connected and Secondary
  • Data integrity protection: Disallow the user to make a primary node SyncTarget via IOCTLs
  • Fix modprobe.d documentation (for users who do want to use the new block major explicitly).
  • Cosmetic: Disable XFS statistics by default.
  • Fix human-count handling to avoid more data inconsistency.
  • SLES9/SL9.1: Do NOT use new major number by default.
  • Pre-generate documentation. Shorten dependencies even more!
  • Add modprobe.d file so that upgrading from previous versions is smooth.
  • Update to 0.7.2-final (still from SVN).


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

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