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

Andrew Deason adeason@sinenomine.net
Thu, 17 Jun 2010 15:59:12 -0500

On Thu, 17 Jun 2010 21:36:13 +0100
Simon Wilkinson <sxw@inf.ed.ac.uk> wrote:

> The difficulty here is - what should packagers build? If DAFS isn't on
> by default, then most folk won't actually get the benefit of running
> it unless they build their own AFS servers. I suspect that shipping
> 1.6 with dafs disabled by default isn't actually going to result in
> much perceived change over 1.4.
> I wonder how hard it would be to ship both versions of the fileserver
> side by side ...

I thought that I was going to see openafs-fileserver and
openafs-fileserver-dafs packages (or openafs-dafs, etc), but I'm
obviously not the one making them...

I thought the last time I was in a conversation about this, the big
problem was what to do about the BosConfig conversion that must happen
to support DAFS (or roll back). Does that have any good solution?

Andrew Deason