[OpenAFS] replicas and mount points

Hartmut Reuter reuter@rzg.mpg.de
Mon, 04 Aug 2008 12:20:39 +0200

Vladimir Konrad wrote:
> Hello,
> When I was creating mount points in our cell, I did not ask specifically for -rw (read/write)
> mount point.
> Not understanding (at the beginning) how the afs client works (preference for read only volumes), after
> adding replicas and releasing the volumes, the clients could not write any-more.
> Is there a way (other than re-doing the mount points with -rw) to make client prefer the read/write
> volumes (when replicas exist)?

No, as long as all volumes in the path have RO-replicas

> Also, is it true, that if I specify -rw to fs mkmount, this will "stick" (not change) and the mount
> point will remain read/write even when replication sites for the volume exist?

Its true: mounted with -rw you always get the RW-volume

> Kind regards,
> Vlad
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