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Recommended update for drbd

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(Last modified: 29DEC2004)


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

Applies to

Package: drbd
km_drbd
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM POWER
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

Indications

SLES9 SP1 Update for drbd

Contraindications

None.

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    • Removed outdated (and wrong) documentation.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).

Solution

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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