[OpenAFS] Linux kernel and corresponding OpenAFS upgrade packages

Derrick Brashear shadow@gmail.com
Wed, 22 Oct 2008 08:44:51 -0400

On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 5:51 AM, Harald Barth <haba@kth.se> wrote:
>> kmod-openafs-hugemem-1.4.7-   However, when
>> they (the OS team) updated the kernel, they upgraded it to 78.0.5, and
>> being this server an OpenAFS fileserver, they decided to not install the
>> AFS packages above, because they did not know if those were the correct
>> packages for OpenAFS.
> I don't have any kmod stuff installed on my OpenAFS servers at all as
> they don't need to run the client. One less thing that can break, one
> less thing to care about when upgrading the kernel. My AFS servers are
> only AFS servers and nothing else.

Agreed with one caveat: any utility you use with a token (rather than
-localauth) won't work with no kernel module. As long as you stick to
-localauth all is well.