[OpenAFS] Ubik patch? (Re: Win2K AFS server, mirror data+config to RHEL4.5 new Server?)

Jason Edgecombe jason@rampaginggeek.com
Thu, 21 Aug 2008 18:39:42 -0400

Derrick Brashear wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 21, 2008 at 12:17 PM, Jeffrey Altman
> <jaltman@secure-endpoints.com> wrote:
>> avison48 wrote:
>>>> IBM did release updates to the Windows product since
>>>> the ubik bug was fixed.
>>> Where could one find this patch + instructions for installing it?
>>> Sending much gratitude to you all!
>> The patch is source code.  You would need the sources from IBM
>> to apply it.  IBM made available binary updates to customers
>> who were current with their support contracts.  You would need
>> to obtain the new binaries from them.
> if you're insane you could edit the (provided) binary to change the
> date. doing so is an exercise for th ereader

Could you still set up a 2nd fileserver using openafs+SL4.5 with the
ubik bug?

If the volumes could be vos moved to another server, that leaves the DB
server data. Assuming some downtime was ok, would it be possible to
shutdown the DB server, copy the DB files to another server with the
same IP and start the server back up? Is the format of the DB data files
compatible between IBM AFS on windows and Openafs on Linux? If not, is
there a way to convert the files or dump and import them?

does the ubik bug prevent a master from being elected in all case when
more than one server is involved?

I'm just trying to think of other options.