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Re: AFS in Extras



On Sat, 2005-02-05 at 12:14 -0500, Matthew Miller wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 04, 2005 at 11:20:43PM -0600, Josh Boyer wrote:
> > IIRC, someone out there had some RPMs that allowed AFS to be used with
> > the 2.6 kernel.  I don't remember who, but I do know a couple people
> > using said RPMs.
> 
> Me, maybe? <http://www.mattdm.org/misc/openafs/>

Yeah!

> Possibly. There's quite a few things I'm not really happy with yet -- in
> particular, the way the kernel modules get made ends up pretty much
> completely ignoring any RPM dependency information, which is unfortunate.

Seems you aren't the only one :).

> 
> And, there's a lot of crazy unstability right now, with surprises with every
> new kernel release. At the very least, I think this should wait for the 1.4
> OpenAFS release. 

Any ideas on when that is?  I don't follow OpenAFS mailing lists too
often.

>   2) hope that NFS4 ends up being amazing and perfect, and start migrating
>   everything

Sadly migration really isn't an option for me...

>   3) hope that the in-kernel AFS client gets some lovin'. (Unlikely, from
>   what I've heard, unless, again, some major money shows up.)
> 

David Howells was working on it at one point.  Seems not anymore.

josh


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