[OpenAFS] Graphical file managers get stuck

Jago Pearce jago25@gmail.com
Tue, 11 Dec 2012 21:54:07 +0000

I have seen this kind of bug in so many forms for years, decades.

Where a GUI is dependent on a file or network request and will freeze
with no feedback as to what is happening.

Really a program should be able to have a new process or *something*
to make the file or network actions without halting the whole show.

At least since Win98 we haven't seen it regularly crashing a whole O/S though.

Still this bug comes up again and again. 14 years later here it is again! :D

On Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 9:40 PM, Brandon Allbery <allbery.b@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 4:38 PM, Simon Wilkinson <simonxwilkinson@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> On 11 Dec 2012, at 21:29, Brandon Allbery wrote:
>> > This is what SRV records are for, yes.  Ideally, the CellServDB on
>> > clients is for legacy use with old cells
>> Sadly, there are loads of situations where the client CellServDB is vital.
>> There are far too many SOHO broadband routers that come with DNS servers
>> that silently drop DNS SRV requests. If you are supporting a mobile
>> userbase, you pretty much have to provide them with static configuration,
>> both for AFS, and for Kerberos.
> This (and Russ's observation) is why I said "ideally".  The real world is
> rarely ideal....
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