[OpenAFS] Feature request, sort of

Kim Kimball dhk@ccre.com
Fri, 20 Jul 2007 13:32:01 -0600

Oh, I see, you're doing "vos exa foo" and not "vos exa foo.readonly" and 
getting the message "Dump only information ... blah"

Missed the earlier part of the discussion -- why is this an issue?


Steve Simmons wrote:
> On Jul 19, 2007, at 7:10 PM, Kim Kimball wrote:
>> Why not restore the volume (restores to RW), replicate it (same 
>> server and partition) and then remove the RW?
>> Mount the resulting readonly explicitly -- i.e. be sure to include 
>> the .readonly suffix in the fs mkm
>> Works for me.
> Works perfectly. Also gives the same error reports when you do a 'vos 
> examine' on it. Which is  how this feature request got started.
> Since then there's been further discussion here that leads me to think 
> a production read-only volume is a good idea. Think about forensics, 
> locking out users in cases of potential but unproven abuse, avoiding 
> per-file callbacks, etc, etc...
> Steve