[OpenAFS] Removing file server preferences...

Rodney M Dyer rmdyer@uncc.edu
Tue, 19 Sep 2006 17:09:59 -0400

At 02:08 PM 9/19/2006, Ken Hornstein wrote:
>Stupid question #2: is it just a matter of tidying things up that you want 
>those prefs removed?

In our case yes, and to prevent time out failover lag.

>   As I understand it, if the fileservers have been decommissioned (you've 
> moved all volumes off of them), then it shouldn't matter what the 
> preference of the server is because no one is talking to it, right?

The client will try to hit the server for a volume that it is preferenced 
to hit first, in our case in the same building.  If the server is down, 
there will be a time out period while it fails over to the next server in 
the preference list.

But I think Mr. Altman had the more "technical" explanation.