[OpenAFS] Re: AIX v3fshelper

Derrick J Brashear shadow@dementia.org
Sat, 4 May 2002 20:42:15 -0400 (EDT)

On Fri, 3 May 2002, Jan Hrabe wrote:

> I think there may be more of us running AFS on AIX. With IBM support 
> pretty much gone, we were considering moving to OpenAFS (as we did on 
> our Linux servers and clients). 
> So far, with every AIX maintenance update, we just copied the old 
> Transarc AFS 3.6 fsck utility back over the AIX updated version and 
> it worked. There are two problems though. 
> 1) IBM may change the filesystem code enough to break the Transarc 
> fsck. 
> 2) Transarc's fsck may not work with OpenAFS (now or in the future). 

It should now. 

> Does it mean OpenAFS on AIX is not or will not be a viable option? 
> Any clarification would be appreciated.

It means OpenAFS (fileservers) on AIX aren't viable without using the
namei fileserver, which while it will be a fine solution eventually, is
not yet due to apparent problems with the namei fileserver.