[CentOS] near-realtime file system replication

William L. Maltby CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com
Sat Oct 6 21:21:33 UTC 2007

On Sat, 2007-10-06 at 13:18 -0700, Akemi Yagi wrote:
> On 10/6/07, William L. Maltby <CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com> wrote:
> > ><snip>

> > 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.
> Akemi
> <snip sig stuff>

Aha! Thanks for the clarification. Not being an admin in a server
environment, I looked at it from my WS home-user POV.


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