[OpenAFS] Re: Thinking about 1.6

Andrew Deason adeason@sinenomine.net
Wed, 16 Dec 2009 13:30:51 -0600

On Wed, 16 Dec 2009 13:57:47 -0500
Steven Jenkins <steven.jenkins@gmail.com> wrote:

> However, the bos configuration for the fileserver changes from
> non-DAFS to DAFS, so we need to make sure that people know that as
> part of the upgrade.  If you just replace the binaries and restart,
> you won't be happy.
> Tom or Andrew, do you have any suggestions there what we might do to
> alleviate that (e.g, in code)?

I would hope that people would at least try out a test fileserver before
rolling into production for a new major release... but that's only a

We could have the bosserver automatically translate a BosConfig that
doesn't look DAFS-y into a DAFS-y one, but that would make it impossible
to use a DAFS bosserver with a non-DAFS fileserver (do we care?).

What we can do is have it spit out a warning when you try to do that,
and possibly have it tell you a DAFS-translated BosConfig.

I don't know; do either of these sound desirable?

And by 'translate' I mean, just change to the 'dafs' type and add an
entry for the salvageserver with no arguments; copy all of the other
existing entries. I think that should be okay.

Andrew Deason