[OpenAFS] Re: unix owner/group of files in AFS

FB fbo2@gmx.net
Sun, 1 Apr 2007 10:35:20 +0200


On Fri, Mar 30, 2007 at 02:48:20PM -0400, Jeffrey Hutzelman wrote:
> On Friday, March 30, 2007 01:25:31 PM +0200 FB <fbo2@gmx.net> wrote:
> >>I'll bet you also haven't tried it with a fileserver down.
> >
> >Yes. Actually, my test cell has some fileservers and one of 3 db-servers
> >down-by-default. The only impact is a short delay on bootup of the
> >afs-client until ptdbnssd marked the db-server down.
> >
> >Did I mention, that the nss-plug is just a very small piece of software,
> >talking to a local server process (ptdbnssd) which does the real
> >PTDB-stuff?
> You did.  I was talking about the case where you get shells or other
> information from users' home directories, and one of the fileservers
> housing user volumes is down, so you get to wait while it times out.

ptdbnssd currently doesn't access the filesystem - mainly because i don't
need it (each one of my users is a bash fan :-) ). 

I'll include Adam's patch (slighly modified) - but it'll have to be
enabled by a cmdline-parameter.