[OpenAFS] Feature wish: remove partition while fileserver keeps on running

Arne Wiebalck arne.wiebalck@gmail.com
Mon, 27 Feb 2012 17:20:06 +0100

Wasn't it mentioned at the last AFS workshop in Hamburg that
Hartmut already has a patch that provides this functionality?


2012/2/27 Jeffrey Altman <jaltman@your-file-system.com>:
> Hot additional and removal of partitions is a oft requested feature.
> The functionality does not exist.
> On 2/27/2012 11:00 AM, Lars Schimmer wrote:
>> Hi!
>> Maybe I missed a point or two, but I wish I could remove and unmount a
>> /vicepX partition while fileserver keeps on running.
>> The last weeks I needed to redo our iSCSI storages and that implies a
>> lot of mount/unmount/redo partitions of our OpenAFS fileservers.
>> Each time I need to add/remove a partition, the safe way was to stop the
>> OpenAFS fileserver, mount/umount the partition and restart the fileserver.
>> As I do not want to be the night owl, I did it in usual work shift -
>> which did annoy our users as service was broken a few minutes.
>> Is there any way to do this a better way?
>> (IMHO DAFS is only for volumes, not partitions, or?)
>> Thank you.
>> MfG,
>> Lars Schimmer