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

Andrew Deason adeason@sinenomine.net
Fri, 18 Jun 2010 09:35:41 -0500

On Fri, 18 Jun 2010 08:20:40 -0400
"Chas Williams (CONTRACTOR)" <chas@cmf.nrl.navy.mil> wrote:

> In message <8739wluuw3.fsf@windlord.stanford.edu>,Russ Allbery writes:
> >I definitely agree that this is where we should go.  I don't think
> >we're quite ready to be there right now, unless you feel that we
> >should enable supergroups by default.  :)  (I can't reasonably turn
> >it off in the Debian packages, where it's been enabled for quite some
> >time, without causing obvious serious problems.)
> what would be a good reason for not enabling by default?  no one is
> forcing use to use supergroups even if the support is turned on.

It's pretty easy to make a supergroup if it's turned on; you may not
realize it's a specific feature to turn on. Once you have done so, your
ptdb is now incompatible with ptservers without supergroups enabled.

But it's got to be turned on _sometime_. I think the current hesitation
has something to do with that I keep getting told the supergroups code
is awful and unmaintainable, and should be rewritten before made the

Andrew Deason