[OpenAFS] OpenAFS with Mac OS X

Thomas Vincent thomasv@mac.com
Mon, 24 Sep 2001 09:19:04 -0700

The only solution I have found is to severly limit the amount of cells 
you are mounting.
I have spoken to a lot of people at Apple about this issue and they are 
aware of it. Will it make it on to a priority list? I don't know. 
Apple's support support for third party file systems in Darwin is 
superb. In Mac OS X, more specifically the finder, it works poorly. The 
finder does not seem to be multithreaded and is written in Carbon. The 
finder also does not call seaccess() , which presents a even bigger 
problem because it doesn't understand permissions. I have suggested to 
them that they create a plug-in architecture for the Finder. We will  

OpenAFS under OS X  works best in Terminal. That is where you should use 

Thomas Vincent

On Monday, September 24, 2001, at 06:10 AM, Cyrille Artho wrote:

> I cannot get OpenAFS to work with Mac OS X. Each time the finder is
> started, it tries to read the entire /afs/*/* content, which makes the
> system wait indefinitely for all the cells.
> I have heard that a solution entails a setup where only the local cell
> is in /afs/mycell.com and the rest is in /afs/external/*, symlinked in
> /afs/*.
> However, I could not create such a setup that actually worked. Does
> anybody know how to achieve this (please give *all* required settings,
> i.e., /var/db/openafs/etc/config/*, /var/db/openafs/etc/cacheinfo, and
> any scripts required), or how to solve the finder problem in a different
> way?