[OpenAFS] [Elders] OpenAFS Project List

Phil.Moore@msdw.com Phil.Moore@msdw.com
Tue, 20 Mar 2001 10:03:43 -0500 (EST)

>>>>> "Russ" == Russ Allbery <rra@stanford.edu> writes:

Russ> Is this the Boxhill vosasm?  I thought that stuff wasn't
Russ> available any longer?  

Well, this is what I get for leaving AFS for a couple of years....

vosasm is dead and/or dying, and we're trying to get away from it, and
rather aggresively.  So forget everything I said about it ;-)

Russ> Probably the most useful program in that category is our tool to
Russ> summarize the differences between the read-write and read-only
Russ> versions of a volume, which we use to verify all of our software
Russ> releases.  That one needs a complete rewrite before really being
Russ> ready to be released; right now, it's far slower than it needs
Russ> to do and doesn't handle root.afs well.  

Now that's something I'd be very interested in.  I started on
somethinglike that for vms (my vms, not DEC's ;-) but never finished.

Russ> An AFS Perl module would get rid of a whole bunch of calls to fs
Russ> lsm.  :)

That does become the bottleneck in administrative programs like this
of any size.  Taking the fork/exec out of the picture will be a huge