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SubjectRe: [PATCH 00/16] DRBD: a block device for HA clusters
On Fri, 1 May 2009 09:14:25 -0400
Dave Jones <> wrote:

> On Fri, May 01, 2009 at 01:15:54PM +0200, Lars Marowsky-Bree wrote:
> > > Is it being used anywhere for anything? If so, where and what?
> >
> > It is used by many customers (thousands world-wide, I'm sure) to
> > replicate block device data locally (to replace more expensive SANs
> > while achieving higher availablity) or async/remotely (for disaster
> > recovery).
> >
> > The code is rather stable, the first drbd deployments date back many
> > years - drbd0.7 for example has been shipping with SLES10/9, and 0.6
> > with SLES8 already. The new drbd8 code is shipping on SLE11 and used
> > also in combination with OCFS2.
> >
> > So we very much welcome the renewed and persistent interest of merging
> > the code in mainline (once all serious issues are addressed).
> >
> > Even if in the long-term a merge with other raid implementations is
> > pursued (which I'd welcome even more), the existence of so many
> > deployments means we'll need the code for awhile still.
> I've not looked through the patchset, and it's a bit outside my
> domain of expertise, but I can attest we have had requests to
> merge it in Fedora (which we've given the usual "get it upstream" response to).
> The folks who run the Fedora infrastructure have been enthusiastic
> about it for a while (which is why I ended up on the CC for this thread I guess).
> I don't have details about their exact use-cases, but if desired, I can
> find out more.

Oh. Thanks. Well we should all get cracking on it then.

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