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  • From: Andrew Perrin <clists AT>
  • To: UNC Linux Users Group <unclug AT>
  • Subject: Re: [unclug] Anyone got an OpenAFS client running under kernel 2.6.x?
  • Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2005 16:31:43 -0500 (EST)

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!

All best,

Andrew J Perrin -
Assistant Professor of Sociology, U of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
clists AT * andrew_perrin (at)

On Fri, 18 Feb 2005, Faheem Mitha wrote:

> On Fri, 18 Feb 2005, Andrew Perrin wrote:
> > I'd like to upgrade to kernel 2.6 but what's holding me back is a
> > functional AFS client, which is an absolute necessity for me. Has anyone
> > managed to get OpenAFS running under 2.6.x?
> Hi Andrew,
> It seems you are unaware that the (development) version of openafs in
> Debian experimental supports 2.6. Having said that, my tests of this last
> year suggested that the support is too unreliable to be useful. I actually
> had openafs installed on a few UNC machines with 2.6. After reports of
> problems, I was forced to switch back to 2.4. Note that when I installed
> it, the module compiled fine against 2.6 and the client worked with no
> problems. However, problems came up later.
> This was last year. It may be more stable now. If you have better luck
> with it, let me know.
> Faheem.
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