[CentOS-devel] DRBD 8.3.9

Tue Nov 2 13:11:17 UTC 2010
Fabian Arrotin <fabian.arrotin at arrfab.net>

Fabian Arrotin wrote:
> Ralph Angenendt wrote:
>> Hi,
>> there are new drbd83-8.3.9 packages available in the testing
>> repository (4 and 5, i386 and x86_64), if you want to try them out.
>> There shouldn't be a problem to drop those in as a replacement to
>> older drbd83 packages.
>> Regards,
>> Ralph
> I'll test an upgrade tomorrow at $work on at least one secondary node 
> and i'll post the results

I've done a quick test on a secondary  node and reported the result in 
the #centos-social channel directly to Ralph, but I  think that it would 
be a good idea to "archive" my answer on the list too.
The machine on which i tested an update wasn't up2date and so was 
missing that module-init-tools-3.3-0.pre3.1.60.el5_5.1 rpm (released 
three weeks ago, see https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=593504)
As a consequence, that drbd secondary node didn't come back 
automagically (known issue, see above)
I discussed with Ralph to see if that was a good idea (or a bad one) to 
put an extra Requires: line in the kmod spec to fetch that fixed 
module-init-tools rpm prior to the kmod update.

One can argue that sysadmins have to keep their machine up2date (which 
is right)
Another one can argue that if those sysadmins didn't update their 
machine prior to the drbd83 update, some 'bug reports' will appear on 
bugs.centos.org to say that the latest drbd update broke their cluster .

Thoughts about this ?

Fabian Arrotin