[OpenAFS] Pro's & Con's of /usr/local on AFS....

Todd M. Lewis Todd_Lewis@unc.edu
Wed, 27 Oct 2004 10:05:27 -0400

Jim Rees wrote:
>   '/afs/isis' is a symbolic link, leading to a mount point for 
>   volume 'root.cell'.
> So you broke one of the most important features of afs, the global name
> space.  Why?

'Cause we're stupid? 'Cause I didn't want to make an already too long 
message even longer?

Actually, we thought it was convenient at first, and it's come back to 
bite us repeatedly. We try very hard to make all the references in 
packages spell the cell name out -- isis.unc.edu -- and I think we've 
got it that way almost everywhere. It's convenient not to type 
".unc.edu" a couple hundred times a day. Whether it's worth it is an 
open question. (BTW, '/afs/isis.unc.edu' is also a mount point for 
volume 'root.cell'.)
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