[CentOS] near-realtime file system replication

Akemi Yagi amyagi at gmail.com
Sat Oct 6 20:18:04 UTC 2007

On 10/6/07, William L. Maltby <CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com> wrote:

> > I believe they are up-to-date now.  My understanding is that there is
> > some delay after a new kernel comes out, but it should not be more
> > than a few days.  But we have to remember that the whole CentOS
> > project is based on voluntary work by both CentOS team members and the
> > community.
> Would not the dkms facility, as described here
>     http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/BuildingKernelModules
> ameliorate version problems? I'm not sure, but it seems to be useful
> from my reading.

dkms is useful for automating rebuilding kernel modules upon booting a
new kernel.  RPMForge offers a number of dkms-based modules (like the
one for the nvidia driver).  dkms is, however, not a
supported/preferred method by CentOS (kmod is).  Among other things,
it requires gcc which is not favored in the server environment (so I
understand).  In this particular case, drbd is provided as SRPMS, and
CentOS simply rebuilds from them.


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