[unclug] Anyone got an OpenAFS client running under kernel 2.6.x?

Andrew Perrin clists at perrin.socsci.unc.edu
Tue Feb 22 10:58:53 EST 2005

I did - reported it to Sam Hartmans, the debian maintainer for openafs,
who said it's a known upstream bug.


Andrew J Perrin - http://www.unc.edu/~aperrin
Assistant Professor of Sociology, U of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
clists at perrin.socsci.unc.edu * andrew_perrin (at) unc.edu

On Mon, 21 Feb 2005, Faheem Mitha wrote:

> On Mon, 21 Feb 2005, Andrew Perrin wrote:
> > Thanks - I hadn't realized that. I was able to use the experimental
> > version and set it up fine. HOWEVER, there's a bug in the version
> > packaged there that is really fatal: under certain conditions the client
> > simply silently "swallows" a file when there's a write error.  That led
> > to several files coming up zero size -- and therefore to data loss. I
> > consider that a Bad Thing in a filesystem!
> Interesting. If you can reproduce this, it should be worth reporting,
> possibly upstream. It sounds like AFS on 2.6 is not yet ready for general
> use.
> Thanks for the info.
>                                                                 Faheem.
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