lars.ellenberg at linbit
May 25, 2012, 12:47 AM
Post #4 of 4
On Thu, May 24, 2012 at 09:33:37PM -0300, Net Warrior wrote:
> El 05/24/2012 08:32 PM, Lars Ellenberg escribió:
> > On Thu, May 24, 2012 at 01:56:37PM -0300, Net Warrior wrote:
> >> Hi there list.
> >> I'm about to implement some work with DRBD but there is no posibillity to
> >> upgrade the kernel to a newer one, the installations will be performed over
> >> RHEL6 with kernel 2.6.33, so , following the table on DRBD weeb page, I try
> > RHEL6 kernel is 2.6.32 (plus RH patches), not 33.
> > You can build any DRBD version against that kernel, and use that.
> > Of course we would provide you with suitable module packages,
> > if you prefer that.
> >> to use the kernel that matches the DRBD version.
> >> My questions is, is 8.3.7 stable enought, based on your experience, any
> >> advice about know bugs , issues?
> > As for "enough", only you can decide what is good "enough" for you.
> > No way to avoid to make that decision yourself.
> > Known bugs: quite a few. See the changelog.
> > So you are willing to build and use your own 2.6.33 on a RHEL6,
> > but not considering using a more recent DRBD module?
> > Why would you do that.
> Thanks for your answer.
> Ok, my bad, kernel 2.6.32, that's right.
> As long as I know, the module kernel was introduced from 2.6.36 and
In fact, 2.6.33. That's why I suspected you wanted that version ;-)
> above, so, lower kernels lack the drbd device modue support, so, I undertood
> I could not install or build any DRBD version on those kernels.
> If you say that I can make any build on that kernel, ( 2.6.32 ), DRBD
> 8.4 included,
If you do your setup now, and then won't be able to change it,
I'd recommend to stay with 8.3.13.
> I'll really appreciate your guidance on that, if there are any
> already built rpm packages, the better, just cuz you mention you can
> provide suitable packages :D
Linbit customers have the convenience of yum repos:
Others have to search the web (there are modules in centos and similar),
or build themselves (not that complicated, make rpm usually does the trick).
: Lars Ellenberg
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