[OpenAFS] ZFS rootdisk note

Jason Edgecombe jason@rampaginggeek.com
Sat, 26 Sep 2009 09:33:50 -0400

The fileserver will only mount a /vicepX folder if it's a mount point 
for a different filesystem or if the /vicepXX/AlwaysAttach file is 
present. I have personally dealt with this with using Linux on ext3 

I haven't dealt with ZFS. Does ZFS treat each folder as a mount for a 
different filesystem/partition?


Paris Holley wrote:
> You dont need to touch any files it should just work...
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Sep 25, 2009, at 9:34 PM, Jason Edgecombe <jason@rampaginggeek.com> 
> wrote:
>> Jeff Blaine wrote:
>>> In case someone else runs into it...
>>> Previously on test servers, I would simply mkdir /vicepa
>>> and use it for a few volumes.
>>> This (silently) will not work on a box with a ZFS rootdisk.
>>> logs # vos create /vicepa root.afs -cell foo -noauth
>>> vos : partition /vicepa does not exist on the server
>>> logs # vos partinfo -noauth
>>> logs #
>>> You MUST 'zfs create -o mountpoint=/vicepa yourpool/vicepa'
>> Did you run "touch /vicepa/AlwaysAttach" ?
>> I doubt this is a ZFS thing. The fileserver process will no mount a 
>> /vicep?? folder unless it is a mount point (aka a different 
>> partition/filesystem) or the "AlwaysAttach" file is present in the 
>> vicep??
>> See the fileserver man page for more details:
>> http://docs.openafs.org/Reference/8/fileserver.html
>> Jason
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