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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: Tue, 22 Feb 2005 10:58:53 -0500 (EST)

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


Andrew J Perrin -
Assistant Professor of Sociology, U of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
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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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