[OpenAFS] Re: NFS export oddness

Derrick Brashear shadow@gmail.com
Fri, 2 Nov 2012 11:06:57 -0400

On Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 10:54 AM, Andrew Deason <adeason@sinenomine.net> wrote:
> On Thu, 1 Nov 2012 15:59:13 -0700
> Timothy Balcer <timothy@telmate.com> wrote:
>> unfortunately, when I try to export the /afs volume, I get this:
>> exportfs: /afs does not support NFS export
>> and when I do the explicit fs exportafs nfs command, I get this:
>> Sorry, the nfs-exporter type is currently not supported on this AFS
>> client
> The NFS xlator is not built by default on Linux. The interfaces we need
> to use to enable that functionality are no longer available to us as of
> kernel 2.6.29 (according to Marc :). If you want to try to build it on a
> kernel before then, you can edit src/config/param.linux26.h, remove the
> lines that define AFS_NONFSTRANS, and try to build it again. It may or
> may not work. (If you really want the kernel xlator to work, you can
> also try older OpenAFS client versions if that doesn't work.)

and if you're building your own kernel you may be able to make
whatever interfaces you want
available to yourself, of course, but this is an expert-level thing.

> Your other options are to use the translator on a commercial unix
> instead (it's known to work on Solaris),

Solaris is actually the only other place it's likely to work.