[OpenAFS] Check for inode and namei support

Derrick Brashear shadow@gmail.com
Tue, 7 Oct 2008 07:29:28 -0400

On Tue, Oct 7, 2008 at 4:13 AM, Harald Barth <haba@kth.se> wrote:
>> > Also, is there a list of filesystems that OpenAFS requires for it's
>> > inode fileserver?  I assume that it's only usable on Linux with Ext2/3
>> > if inode is usable at all on Linux.  Also, inode probably won't work on
>> > ZFS in Solaris either.
>> Never on Linux. Solaris ufs; Irix xfs; HP-UX hfs; AIX jfs; and nothing
>> else, at least from memory.
> And I'd use namei on those, too. I just like to see that the data is
> there.
> I avoid the following file system combinations:
>  reiserfs+anything (puts your files at risk)
>  Solaris+ufs+logging+inodefileserver (will eat your files)
>  jfs on Linux (untested)
> We should distribute solaris binaries for namei and inode.

We do for Solaris 10. For older systems, if you already have them
chances are you are already using inode fileserver.