[OpenAFS] Re: [OpenAFS-devel] 1.6 and post-1.6 OpenAFS branch management and schedule

Rainer Toebbicke rtb@pclella.cern.ch
Thu, 17 Jun 2010 15:28:16 +0200

Derrick Brashear schrieb:
> Considering it a showstopper when you admit one graph earlier that 
> you're already running with a patched tree seems a bit overblown, 
> perhaps? The tree is now gold and patches may no longer be applied?

No, of course not.

It would be painful to have to put back the '--enable-fast-restart and 
--enable-bitmap-later' code if you removed them, probably dangerous. My plea 
is to keep them in as an alternative to the demand-attach file-server: with 
mandatory salvaging the non-demand-attach case is seriously impaired, hence 
disabling it is no real alternative.

With the ambitious schedule for new releases I see this happening very 
quickly. I'd like to avoid having to stop at a particular release next year 
because of a functionality that we manage to live without, and miss others 
that we're interested in.

Rainer Toebbicke
European Laboratory for Particle Physics(CERN) - Geneva, Switzerland
Phone: +41 22 767 8985       Fax: +41 22 767 7155