[OpenAFS] Supergroups enabled by default in openafs 1.6.1 rpm packages?

Michael Meffie mmeffie@sinenomine.net
Thu, 20 Dec 2012 09:25:49 -0500

On Tue, 18 Dec 2012 07:59:08 +0100
Staffan H=E4m=E4l=E4 <sh@ltu.se> wrote:

> On 2012-12-14 19:02, Russ Allbery wrote:
> > don't think the code quality is high enough in stable to be comfortable
> > with it, but once it's been enabled, turning it off again is a bad idea.
> Ok. So, what if you used to have supergroups enabled, then upgraded to=20
> 1.6 without supergroups. Does this mean all supergroups information is=20
> just ignored, or will the supergroup content be corrupt?
> If so, how do you fix the corrupt entries, after enabling supergroups aga=

If you upgraded to a binary which was build with supergroups enabled, and y=
never create a supergroups with pts, then the database can still be used
with the old, non-supergroup binaries. However, if you do create a supergro=
going back would take some conversion.

> To enable supergroups again, should all DB servers be shut down at once,=
> when replacing the binaries with "supergroups enabled" binaries?

Generally, yes, you want all the ptservers to be at the same level.

Michael Meffie <mmeffie@sinenomine.net>