[OpenAFS] Future Development Status?

Derrick J Brashear shadow@dementia.org
Mon, 26 Feb 2001 11:13:08 -0500 (EST)

On Mon, 26 Feb 2001, Geoff Silver wrote:

> First, looking through the AFS 3.6 info, it seems AFS has a 2 GB file size
> limit.  I'm not positive if this will affect us yet, but I can see it
> quickly becoming a problem with our Oracle databases.  We're running

I wouldn't recommend putting Oracle databases in AFS anyhow. 

> Linux, and were finally able to get around that filesystem limit after
> moving to the newer version of ext2 and the 2.2 kernels - and I really
> don't want to go back down that road.  Is there any ongoing development
> which will allow for larger file sizes?

Not at this moment; It's certainly being considered.

> Second, we currently use a NetApp 760 for storage (terrabytes of stuff
> that gets stored in Oracle and processed), which can be mounted by either
> SMB or NFS.  Is there any work being done on the NFS/AFS translators for
> Linux (I see that's the only O/S which doesn't seem to support it)?  Are
> there any work arounds (aside from running a seperate Sun server doing NFS
> mounting)?

In OpenAFS there is no translator support at all; That code couldn't be

> Is there support (or future support) for BSD systems, particularly OpenBSD
> (which we do seem to have a few of) and for Veritas NetBackup under Linux?

University of Michigan has an OpenBSD port they intend to contribute.