[OpenAFS] Linux Kernel change disables AFS

dave first linux4dave@gmail.com
Tue, 20 Jan 2009 15:19:05 -0800

My memory is refreshing... somewhat.  Okay, in the past the RPM kmod
was not used.  Instead, we compiled a kernel module.  So, I have
compiled a new kernel module for this CentOS, and installed.  The
openafs-client successfully started afsd and its associated daemons.

(I had found that the online kmod RPM has a dependency for
kernel-x86_64, which we don't currently have.  It was more expeditious
to build a new kmod and install.)

Thank you for your help today!  I have documented this build and
install for my group.  If anyone is interested in it, just let me

-- dave

On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 12:30 PM, Simon Wilkinson <sxw@inf.ed.ac.uk> wrote:
> On 20 Jan 2009, at 20:15, dave first wrote:
>> I see now that there is no all ready compiled kmod available for
>> kernel .22.  We do not have a AFS auto-configured.  I believe others
>> in my group had early issues with that, so opted for the available
>> kmods.
> There is a kmod available, it's just not publicly listed (updating the HTML
> on the OpenAFS website is significantly harder than just updating rpms in
> the repository, so the website is updated less regularly than the
> repository).
> Go to http://dl.openafs.org/dl/openafs/1.4.8/rhel5/ and you can download
> modules for all RHEL5/CentOS5 kernels.
> However, you said in your message that you were using
> 2.6.18-92.1.22.el5.centos.plus, which is a centos plus kernel module. I'm
> not sure whether the OpenAFS modules will work with these kernels or not.
> Unless you require features that are only compiled into Centos Plus, I'd
> strongly recommend just using the standard CentOS kernels.
> Hope that helps,
> Simon.