[OpenAFS] Re: [OpenAFS-devel] Re: Thinking about 1.6

Derrick Brashear shadow@gmail.com
Wed, 16 Dec 2009 14:41:37 -0500

On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 1:54 PM, Andrew Deason <adeason@sinenomine.net> wrote:
> On Wed, 16 Dec 2009 13:46:04 -0500
> Derrick Brashear <shadow@gmail.com> wrote:
>> the question (to me) boils down to "how much do we care about that
>> environment" and i'd argue until we no longer provide an LWP
>> fileserver we de facto do. we should explore that question, but it's
>> out of scope for 1.6 regardless.
> Okay, but does anyone really run the LWP fileserver anywhere?

I could see it being useful in an embedded case, but I am unaware of
anyone doing so now.

>> >> Comments?
>> >
>> > +1 on all other points. In addition, remove --enable-unix-sockets,
>> > which is already (confusingly) the default, and remove the
>> > associated #ifdefs. Is there any reason to not use unix sockets for
>> > SYNC?
>> no unix sockets on Windows and possibly some platforms depending on
>> kernel configuration.
> It also strikes me as really insecure, since it allows any local process
> to make SYNC calls. Perhaps a warning when disabled?

at configure time, or in the log at runtime? (i'd rather the former)